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Scarlett Lewis

Scarlett Lewis is the mother of Jesse Lewis who was killed in his first grade classroom during the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 along with 19 classmates and 6 teachers and administrators in one of the worst school shootings in US history. She founded of The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation in honor of Jesse and to spread a message he left on their kitchen chalkboard shortly before he died, Nurturing Healing Love, the formula for choosing love, and to promote social and emotional education in schools as well as a consistent message of compassion in our communities.

Scarlett is the recipient of the International Forgiveness Award, the Live Your Legacy Award and the
Common Ground Award for her advocacy work for peace and forgiveness. When she became a parent for the first time, Scarlett wrote and published a children’s book, Rose’s Foal. Following Jesse’s death, Scarlett wrote, “Nurturing Healing Love”, a story about her journey of turning personal tragedy into something that can positively impact the world. An artist and avid horsewoman, Scarlett lives on a small horse farm in Connecticut with her son and animals.

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My daughter just attended your speech/program tonight (Nov. 12) in Fayetteville, Arkansas and she was So touched by your words! My daughter, Katherine Hinson, a senior education major, called me afterwards and could not get her words out fast enough to share your story! She was beyond impressed and motivated to help get your message out! She shared the highlights with me, and I could feel her passion and compassion as we spoke! I am so sorry you lost your baby boy. I can not imagine . To take that tragedy and turn it into something good is truly a gift. I am grateful you have a positive mission and are helping others! Your positivity, inspiration , insight and passion will make a difference! You touched lives tonight, who will touch others’ lives…the ripple will be endless. Thank you for sharing tonight! May God continue to bless you!
Marsha Hinson

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