I feel like sharing my story has connected me with people that have gone through similar traumatic things, and it makes me feel less alone, and it makes them feel less alone.
Before and After Route 91VIA New York Magazine
People are resilient if you give them the tools.
Survivors of Las Vegas sniper find support in each otherVIA Los Angeles Times
You honestly don’t know how strong you are until you have no other choice.
Pulse Nightclub Survivor: ‘I Have To Keep Moving’VIA NBC News
Virginia Tech Shooting
We all probably have had different levels of trauma; we've all reacted to it differently. But getting together can help us heal, still.
The Uninjured Victims Of The Virginia Tech ShootingsVIA NPR Audio Story
Safety and security are so important to the healing process.
Interview with MelanieVIA Disaster Distress Helpline
Before [my service dog] Bernie, I buried the hurt and shame, and dealt with crippling depression and anxiety. Today, I feel myself starting to heal.
9/11 First Responder: How My Service Dog Helps Me HealVIA Time
2016 Orlando Nightclub Shooting
You have got to be strong. Don’t let something like this ruin your life because it could’ve ruined mine.
For A Survivor Of One Club Shooting, Orlando Brings Bitter MemoriesVIA NPR
That’s the legacy. We never ran away.
Out Of Ashes, An Unwavering Resolve: ‘That’s The Legacy. We Never Ran Away’VIA NPR Audio Story
Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
The things that happen to us don’t have to define us.
How One Sandy Hook Survivor Is Moving Forward 3 Years LaterVIA Yahoo News
Charleston Church Shooting
To have hatred in our heart, we can't give him that power.
Charleston Church Shooting: How These Five Survivors Are Guiding America Toward Compassion and ToleranceVIA Glamour
Boston Marathon bombings
I was called to write a song that victims of trauma could relate to.
Boston Marathon One Year Later: Stories of Creative Expression and ResilienceVIA Foundation for Art & Healing
I'm defined by how I have chosen to live my life.