Tag: Heather Martin

MSD students and staff stuck in cycle of violence, traumatization and loss

MSD students and staff stuck in cycle of violence, traumatization and loss

Sweaty hands trembling. Knives of chest pain piercing between ribs. Breath growing shallower and quicker with each breath inhaled and shakier with each exhale. Heart rate tripping over itself. Eyes glazing over as vision turns inside. Instead of seeing surroundings, seeing only distressing snapshots of […]

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Columbine shooting survivors, Heather Martin and Jonathan McMaster visit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to speak with fellow survivors. Photo by Augustus Griffith

Columbine survivors visit MSD to talk to students

The 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting was on Apr. 20. Two survivors of the shooting and alumni of Columbine High School, Heather Martin and Jonathan McMaster came to visit and speak to students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to impart wisdom from their […]

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Fred Guttenberg sits on a panel of survivors on Tuesday, April 2 at the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott. Photo by Brianna Jesionowski

Trauma survivors hold a peer panel to help the community heal

*This story was co-written by Ava Steil and Brianna Jesionowski On April 2, 2019, several trauma survivors assembled a panel, sharing their experiences as a way to promote healing for the community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Their goal was to facilitate a sense […]

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