Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis was a quick-witted teacher who saved the lives of her first-grade students during the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. But that experience left her struggling to regain a sense of safety, and she had so many unanswerable questions about why things unfolded as they did. Kaitlin says her healing began when she decided to focus on questions she could answer—especially about how to move forward and define life on her terms.
The things that happen to us don’t have to define us.
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