Colorado’s Dark Night Massacre
Thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the Aurora Mall shooting as well as to their families.
Just last month, victim Jessica Ghawi wrote on her blog about narrowly avoiding the June 2 shooting at the Toronto Eaton Centre that killed 24-year old Ahmed Hassan.
“I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath,” she wrote at the time.
“I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing,” she wrote. “So often I have found myself taking it for granted. Every hug from a family member. Every laugh we share with friends. Even the times of solitude are all blessings. Every second of every day is a gift.”
From Bonfils Blood Center (via 9 News) Bonfils Blood Center is currently accepting appointments from community members wanting to donate blood on behalf of the Aurora movie theatre shootings that occurred early this morning. All six Denver metro donor centers are open today until 7 p.m. and there are also mobile drives open to the public. Please call 303-366-2000 or visit www.bonfils.org to schedule your appointment and find a donor center/mobile drive nearest you. They are particularly in need of O-, A- and platelets and ask that donors with those blood types please consider donating. As of this time, Bonfils has met the needs of the local hospitals involved in this tragedy and is asking that donors not only donate today but make appointments in the coming days to help replenish our blood supply.