Torn Heart

Superpower Spirit

There aren’t words to describe the heart breaking tragic results of a man planning and executing the deadly shooting of a group of people gathered in celebration. The deadliest mass shooting in modern US history that occurred October 1, 2017 at the Route 91 country music concert in Las Vegas will become something future generations read about in history books.

In the present though, those dealing directly with the results immediately following the shooting that killed at least 59 people and wounded more than 500, need our prayers and support now and into the future.

Although I live in Las Vegas, my home is a safe distance from the mayhem and I was in bed before the shooting occurred. I was still sound asleep when my family in different time zones were hearing the news on their way to work the next morning. Since my husband and I love country music and we occasionally attend concerts, my phone was filled with calls and texts asking if we were ok.

After I reassured my out-of-town family and friends, I began checking on my local friends. Some are avid country music and concert fans so I was relieved to learn everyone I know was safe.

My heart felt like it was being torn by the end of the day. Feelings of deep sadness that this man robbed so many people of their lives, health and security were overwhelming. Feelings of intense elation when I saw the hundreds of people lined up to give blood lifted my Spirit.

The numbers of people and companies that have already stepped up in support of survivors of this deadly attack reminds me that as individuals and as an entire race, when our heart is torn, our Spirit is revealed.

Let’s Soar,
Debbie Donaldson
Champion for Good

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