I am a survivor of the Oxford High School shooting that took place November 30, 2021.
In a tiny little back office room, crammed with 15-plus students. The sounds of sobbing and praying. My phone had no service, so I had no communication.
In that short amount of time, I realized how much I care for others more than myself.
Waiting on a text from someone you didn’t even know, so you could go look for them.
I walked out of that building with my hands up high, interlaced hands with my childhood best friend while sobbing.
I remember how hard it was for us to come back. It took so much time and healing, but together we did it. We are learning to refocus our adrenaline to be good. We are living for those who can’t, and we are healing as a community.
We went from having the hardest time even looking at the building, to “Let’s get this over with; I got this.”
These stories helped me to want to write my own. The more awareness we have, there is a higher chance of change. Thank you to everyone who shared their story.