I Choose to be Happy: A School Shooting Survivor's Triumph over Tragedy
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She did it!!

On Wednesday, July 16, Missy Jenkins Smith shocked a room of 1,000 educators at the 2014 Kentucky Association of School Administrators conference by walking across the stage! Missy was asked a few months ago by Rhonda Caldwell to deliver the annual “Moment of Inspriation” speech at the convention. To add to the inspiration, Missy decided to walk on stage with her husband, Josh, at her side. It is something she is able to do with the help of a special brace and walker, but has not done publicly since she was asked to do it at the 2000 Democratic National Convention. As you can see in the attached video link below, she received a standing ovation that lasted more than a minute. What you cannot see in the video is that there was not a dry eye in the place. Thank you to Rhonda Caldwell and everyone with KASA for helping to make this moment happen! The video continues to receive a lot of media attention, and has been a big hit on Missy’s Facebook page. If you have trouble viewing the video link below, you can also watch it on her Facebook page at Missy Jenkins Smith: I Choose to be Happy.

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This Week’s Happiness Quote

“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections."

― Bob Marley


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