“We’ve stopped a dozen school shootings and 500 kids said we helped prevent their suicides,” said Craig Scott. ’ If they go on one trip with me, they’d understand.” When the Scott family began wading through their daughter’s personal items following her death, they found an essay she wrote about her ethics — how compassion, optimism, and empathy were the main traits she’d tried to nurture in herself, and spread to others.“She was talking about…things like not judging or labeling other people, looking for the good in others and being a leader, showing mercy and forgiveness,” said Scott, adding that his sister concluded the paper with the following: “I have this theory that if one person will go out of their way to show compassion, it will start a chain reaction of the same.” The Scott family’s Rachel’s Challenge nonprofit has spread this ideology to more than 25 million people to date.
A month before her death she wrote: Rachel’s own acts of kindness and compassion, along with the profound contents of her diaries, inspired her family to start a nationwide chain reaction of kindness in her honor.
The presentation profiles Rachel’s life and shares a powerful message about character and the acceptance of others.
It gave them purpose, after a confounding loss that had no identifiable reason or cause.
It provided the family with their own version of faith — that if Scott’s vision is shared, her death wasn’t entirely in vain.
George News Touching millions of people’s hearts “These hands belong to Rachel Joy Scott and will someday touch millions of people’s hearts,” Rachel inscribed on the back of her bedroom dresser as a child.
With the help of her family, Rachel’s dreams and wishes have been made a reality as she continues to lift people’s hearts, even after her death.Yet, that’s just what Darrell Scott did after his 17-year-old daughter Rachel was killed in one of the deadliest school shootings in U. Rachel’s uncle, Larry Scott, whose own two children were also at Columbine that day, visited Pine View High School in St.George Wednesday to equip and inspire every person to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion in their school, business and community.Investigations after the tragic event reported that Eric Harris asked Scott whether she believed in God before he killed her.In the early days following Columbine, this claim was made more than once — Cassie Bernall was thought to have been killed specifically because she was asked this question and answered in the affirmative.Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold’s school shooting at Columbine on April 20, 1999 shocked the world.The Columbine High School massacre also soon became a lightning rod for parents and lawmakers confounded by this unimaginable tragedy that left so many dead.“It’s a day I will never forget as long as I live,” Larry Scott said. My videos can’t show it, my words can’t tell it – how bad it really was. Two boys that were angry at the world and yes, they had been bullied. ‘We’re gonna get you back’ because they wanted revenge for what had happened to them.(story continues below) Videocast by Kimberly Scott and Samantha Tommer, St.“I think she would be proud of my family,” Scott said.“I hope to see her one day again…If she were somehow aware of what has happened with her story and her legacy, and to say, ‘Nice job, little bro,’ that would be pretty cool.” After learning about Rachel Scott and her role in the Columbine High School massacre, read about the Trenchcoat Mafia and other myths associated with Columbine.