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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Five survivors just did something people will be talking about for years to come. Each one of them experienced tragedy others never imagined or asked for. Each of these individuals survived terrorist attacks and came together to write how they dealt with their trauma.

They took those words and turned them into a video. If this doesn’t go viral, this world is colder than I thought. I can’t place myself in their shoes and I’ve never been in this position so I don’t know exactly what they went through.

This video (below) gives us an inkling of what they suffered and how they coped and I applaud their effort.

From To Save A Life:

The holidays are in full swing.

Christmas tree farms are popping up on every corner, it’s socially acceptable to have all of your pre-set radio stations programmed to Christmas carols, and eggnog is a staple item in the fridge.

Of course, all of those things are only materials of the season. The true meaning of Christmas is a reminder of hope, love, compassion and peace.

A message of peace is one that we can all agree our world desperately needs. To help spread the message, the  Paper and Packaging—How Life Unfolds campaign set out to find people across America who had endured unimaginable trauma and cruelty.

What they found were survivors. Survivors of horrific terrorist attacks, human trafficking and school shootings. One survivor had endured relentless bullying her entire youth, and another lost a brother by suicide after years of cyber-bullying.

Each of the five survivors were asked to share their story by writing a one-page letter to the world, detailing their experience of trauma, pain and forgiveness.

This powerful and emotional video captures their message of peace.

I am in awe of these individuals and what they went through. I pray each of them find peace and strength through their survival.

When you watched the video, how did you feel? Did you find this video powerful? Share your voices below and let us know what you think. Add this article to your Facebook/Twitter page.

h/t – To Save A Life

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