My heart goes to Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. You must forgive me, for I have only felt one one-hundreth of their pain. My love is sent, my heart is broken, and my eyes have no more tears left to shed. I only have hope left. Hope that the wounded heal. Hope that the sad become happy once again. Most of all, hope that this happens never again. This candle burns evermore. Feel free to use it on your site.
On behalf of the World,
Jack Leon Palmer
Tia Marie Fisher
Please take a
moment to read about the 15 people who were shot and killed in
Columbine High School.
Cassie Bernall, age not available. Two years ago became a born-again Christian and became active in church youth programs and Bible study groups. In middle school, she had hung out with a nihilistic group. Recently visited Britain and favorite movie was Mel Gibson's ''Braveheart.''
Steven Curnow, 14. A freshman, dreamed of being a Navy top gun and piloting an F-16. Watched the Star Wars movies so often he could recite dialogue. Played soccer as a boy: learned to referee to earn pocket money.
Corey Depooter, 17. Loved to golf, hunt and fish. Former wrestler. Recently took maintenance job at a golf club to save up for a fishing boat with a friend. Good student. Had wisdom teeth removed this year and frustrated that it forced him to miss school. Hid under library table with friends as gunmen sprayed bullets at floor level.
Matthew Ketcher, 16. A junior, had hoped to start for the football team. Lifted weights. Played on offensive and defensive lines. Maintained A average. Shot in library after he tried to reach friends hiding in adjacent video room.
Daniel Mauser, 15. A sophomore, excelled in math and science, and earned straight A's on his last report card. Ran cross country and joined debate team. Recently returned from two-week trip to Paris with his French club.
William ''Dave'' Sanders, 47. Computer and business teacher for 24 years. Coached girls' basketball and softball; basketball team posted winning record in his first year, 1997-98 after finishing next-to-last the year before. Married with at least two daughters and five grandchildren. Shot twice in chest while directing students down hallway to safety. Survived at least three hours until students were rescued.
Rachel Scott, 17. Played lead in a student-written school play, ''Smoke in the Room.'' Active in Celebration Christian Fellowship church. Liked photography. During rampage, younger brother Craig, 16, played dead in library and helped lead others to safety.
Isaiah Shoels, 18. Only black youth shot. Due to graduate in May. Suffered health problems as a child and had heart surgery twice. Wanted to attend an arts college and become a music executive. Small in stature, but lifted weights and played football and wrestled. Bench-pressed twice his weight. Transferred from Lakewood High School. Shot in the head execution-style in the school library specifically because of his race and athletic interests, witnesses said.
John Tomlin, 16. Enjoyed driving off-road in his beat-up Chevy pickup. Worked after-school in gardening store and belonged to a church youth group. Last year, went on missionary trip to Mexico with family and built a house for poor people. Planned to enlist in the Army in two years.
Lauren Townsend, 18. Was captain of girls' varsity basketball team, coached by her mother. Other players said she was ''consumed'' by the sport. Member of the National Honor Society. Wanted to major in biology in college.
Kelly Fleming,16. Aspiring songwriter and author. Wrote scores of poems and short stories based on her life experiences. Was learning to play guitar. Moved from Phoenix 18 months ago. Eager to get her driver's license and part time job. Shot in the library.
Daniel Rohrbough, 15. Helped in his father's electronics business and worked on family farms in Kansas during the summer. Enjoyed computer games, stereos and home theater systems. Shot while holding an exit door open for fleeing students.
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