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Remembering the Victims in Aurora [OPINION]

Whenever there is a tragic mass shooting like the one in Aurora, you always hear all of the details about the killer… that makes me sick!  I would rather see the focus on the victims, and the killer to die nameless.

So, I won’t mention the shooters name, not until the day he is dead, and then we will celebrate justice out loud.  (He should be treated as a nameless piece of sheep dung that he is, and I would just LOVE it if they would put him in general population at the jail.)

These are the people that deserve to remembered…

6 year old Veronica Moser-Sullivan – Veronica was really excited about starting first grade this year, and had been learning to swim.  Her mother was wounded and in critical condition.

18-year-old A.J. Boik – A.J. recently graduated high school, and had started working as a coffee distributer.

23-year-old Micayla Medek – Micayla was working at Subway to pay for her education at a community college in Aurora.  It was 19 hours before her family learned that Micayla had been killed.

24-year-old Jessica Ghawi – Jessica wanted to be a sportscaster and was an intern at the Fox affiliate in Denver.

24-year-old Alex Teves – Alex had graduated from the University of Denver with a masters degree in counseling psychology.  He died shielding his girlfriend, she survived.

26-year-old Jonathan Blunk – Jonathan had been in the Navy for 5 years, he was planning to fly home to see his family on Saturday.  He had a four year old daughter and a two year old son.  (His little girl keeps listening to a voicemail her daddy had left.)

27-year-old John Larimer -  He was a third generation Naval officer stationed in Colorado.

27-year-old Matt McQuinn -  Matt moved to Denver in November with his girlfriend.  He died a hero, protecting her with his body.  She survived.

27-year-old Alex Sullivan – Alex went to celebrate his birthday and first anniversary with his wife.

29-year-old Jesse Childress – Jesse was an Air Force Staff Sergeant.  He died protecting a friend.

32-year-old Rebecca Wingo – Rebecca joined the Air Force straight out of high school, learned Chinese, and worked as a translator.  She was the mother of two young girls.

51-year-old Gordon Cowden – Gordon was the oldest of the victims.  He had taken his two teens to see the movie. They both survived.

58 people were wounded, and many are still in critical condition. ALL who were there in that theater will live with the nightmares of this heinous crime for the rest of their lives… bless their hearts.

A Facebook Page has been created to remember these people.  Stop by, and “like” the page when you can, even if it only brings a little comfort to those left behind.  We want them to know that we CARE.

Focus on these people… those that lost their lives in this senseless act of violence, not some piece of crap that didn’t even have the balls to kill himself.

Veronica Gilson/Facebook

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims.

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