By Joel Mlay, Examiner.com
Their lives were cut short, but they will remain in our memories because of their life stories. A tragedy like this one becomes even more painful because it makes vivid life stories that might have gone unnoticed.
Many people might not have known that Jessica Ghawi, 24, survived a similar tragedy in Toronto. Now she is appreciated as an “outgoing, smart and witty” person who loved blogging and aspired to be a sports reporter.
The youngest victim, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6, started swimming lessons just 4 days earlier. Just imagine what lay ahead had this tragedy not happened!
It was supposed to be a weekend of fun and celebration for Alex Sullivan. The movie theater would have been the place he welcomed his 27th birthday. Sunday would have been his first wedding anniversary. Just like life is meant to be.
Just think of Matt McQuinn, 27, whose attorney in Dayton, Ohio, reported that he died trying to shield his girlfriend and her brother. It is this selflessness that will inspire many.
Another example of selflessness was in John Larimer who served in the Navy. Indeed military service is shielding others in times of attack.
There must have been something about Micayla Medek, 23, to inspire her relative to remind us not to lose faith in God. There is inspiration and encouragement there.
What happened in Aurora, Colorado, is indeed very tragic and sad, but the victims’ lives are not in vain. Each one is a story of inspiration and admiration. They will always be remembered.
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