The tragedy of the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting will be fresh in our minds for years to come. It’s hard to make sense of it, as well as many of the discussions and debates that are sure to follow. But that’s not what I want to discuss here. Out of the chaos and confusion on Friday, July 20, 2012; one story rose to the surface quite quickly.
The story is that of Jessica Ghawi; the first victim that the news outlets identified. In part, she was first because of what she left behind… an amazing digital footprint. Jessica was an aspiring sports journalist that had recently survived the June 2 shooting in Toronto, Canada. The news quickly scoured her social media sites and shared with the world her incredible story.
This made me think…
What if I were in that theater… if I was one of the victims… if the news were to look at my digital footprint.
Would it be amazing?
Would it be inspiring?
Would I be proud of what the news was sharing with the world?
Jessica’s story was amazing, inspiring, and I’m sure she’s proud of what everyone is saying about her. I thank Jessica for that and for making me pause to think a little bit more about “What I’m Leaving Behind”.PS – Jessica Ghawi wasn’t the only victim that day – here’s a nice piece talking about what was left behind by all of the victims. http://news.yahoo.com/look-lives-colorado-shooting-victims-015820264.html