In Memory of those who died in Arizona - page 2

I know we are all mad about what happened at the University of Arizona. We already have a threat about the shooting but when I looked at it I felt that it turned more into a debate about... Read More

  1. by   Y2KRN
    My prayers go out to the victims and their families!!!

  2. by   adamgreenfield
    Hi, I'm not a nurse; I just come here by way of a story on Metafilter.

    I wanted to add my voice in condolence. I also want to say that I was so moved by Cheryl's essay, in the light of what happened in Arizona, that I have decided to destroy my AR-15 rifle and Glock pistol.

    I'm not trying to stir up any debates about gun control - this is neither the place, nor the time. It's one of the few concrete things I can do to ensure that these particular weapons can never be used to destroy human beings, which is my answer (and my expression of thanks) to Cheryl.

    Love, strength and gratitude to all the nurses everywhere, adding the weight of this incident to the others you bear every day.
  3. by   OB/GYN NP
    Thank you, Adam, for your kind words. I'm glad that this incident, tragic as it was, may have brought some peace to your life in a round-about way.

    And welcome to! We'll let you in even though you aren't a nurse, but only 'cause you said such nice things about us. :chuckle
  4. by   rebelwaclause
    ^5 Adam. Your willingness and courage to change is commendable.
  5. by   Andy S.
    Hits kinda close to home, born, raised, and still live in AZ. My heart goes out to all of you at the UofA. I don't care how much people look back at the situation and say it should have been obvious he had issues. Hind sight is always 20/20. Love to all
  6. by   kmchugh
    I keep coming back to one thought. The three women who died were nursing school instructors. Like all instructors, I'm sure they had students who loved them, and probably some who were less fond of them. No matter. These women were doing something noble. Not happy with just caring for others as nurses, they went further, and taught people like us the art of nursing. Their impact went far beyond their own patients. They made a difference in the lives of every patient cared for by one of their students or graduates. I couldn't do that. I haven't the patience. I hope God grants them the peace and joy their lives have earned.

    Kevin McHugh
  7. by   2MagnoliaTrees
    God's blessings for them and their families.
  8. by   MarcusKspn
    Thanks to all of you who have taken time to express your sorrow and feelings for those who died.

    I have sent a link to this threat to the UofA Nursing School so that they know that we are thinking and praying about them.
  9. by   Brita01
    Thank you Marcus for this thread. My prayers are with the victims, their families, the students, and to all others whose lives were changed by this tragedy.
  10. by   almostanurse
    I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you all. It will be hard for you all to return to your studies and face your classrooms. We all feel for you.