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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 91

VIA New York Magazine
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People are resilient if you give them the tools.

Survivors of Las Vegas sniper find support in each other

VIA Los Angeles Times
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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
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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 Shootings

VIA NPR Audio Story
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Safety and security are so important to the healing process.

Interview with Melanie

VIA Disaster Distress Helpline
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9/11

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 Heal

VIA Time
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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 Memories

VIA NPR
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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
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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 Later

VIA Yahoo News
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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 Tolerance

VIA Glamour
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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 Resilience

VIA Foundation for Art & Healing
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I'm defined by how I have chosen to live my life.

I Survived: A Marie Claire Exclusive

VIA Marie Claire
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