Children's Book for Sandy Hook Elem.

 
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Amber Huntington Wright

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As many of you know I am a survivor of the Columbine H.S. school shootings. I have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and I have had to overcome many trials to get where I am today.... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Amber Huntington Wright 13 months ago

Thank you so much! We will be sending the book in to be published this week!!!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Amber Huntington Wright 14 months ago

Silent Auction: Feb 28th 6:30pm Highland Gardens, Highland UT Please come! There will be fantastic auction items, entertainment, and of course refreshments!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Amber Huntington Wright 14 months ago

Thank you all for supporting this project- I feel like I need to make some things more clear after the abc4news story- I am raising funds to have enough books published to send to the Newtown community, I will not be collecting any royalties. Any extra money earned will go to the survivor fund. I am very hopeful about this project, the news story focused too much on tragedy...but I was just trying to reach more people. This project is about hope and love and that THINGS GET BETTER!

 
 
 
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Created by Amber Huntington Wright on February 4, 2013

As many of you know I am a survivor of the Columbine H.S. school shootings.  I have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and I have had to overcome many trials to get where I am today.  Every time I hear about another school shooting my heart breaks, as I am sure it does with everyone, but I also usually withdraw and have a hard time dealing with it.  After hearing about the shootings at Sandy Hook I felt this way, but I also had a strong feeling that I needed to help in some way, and reach out this time.
   I created a picture book entitled "It Gets Better", with the help of Liz Carlston author of Surviving Columbine, and Sarah Wood- talented photographer.  The book addresses symptoms of PTSD, in children's terms and illustrates how things get better.  It is meant to offer solidarity and hope.  I received some special cards after the Columbine shooting that I would read over and over, that is what gave me the idea to do a picture book.  That way if someone doesn't feel like talking, they have a book to look at to bring comfort.
   Liz and I have decided to self publish through Amazon, so that we can get this book completed and delivered in a timely manner.  If you donate $6 that will be two books for two children.  Any extra money earned will be donated to the survivors.  Once a big event like this is out of the media we forget that the people of Newtown still have a long road of recovery ahead.  It took me 4 years, 3 therapists, 1 medical doctor and 2 sleep specialists to finally function with some degree of normality.  Of course I did a lot on my own as well and had other help but right now I am talking cost.  By the time I was seeing all of these doctors all of the money in the Columbine survivor fund was gone.  It was very expensive and that in itself was an extra burden. 
I appreciate any help you can give to this project, it will be a simple, but touching gift from all of us.  Thank you, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

 
 
 
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Amber my husband and I read your story in the Church news, we think this is a wonderful gift you are giving back to others who are in pain from this trauma. We have never experienced this type of trauma but just reading your story and the quote of one of the Holocaust survivors shared with you that "if you don't do anything, the pain is wasted" and you are doing something ... we will be honored to help you by donating

posted by Jimmi Harris 13 months ago

Amber, My name is Ali Monsen. I am with ElevenNews at BYU down in Provo. I would like to do a spot on your efforts to raise money for your book because I think it's a story people should hear! Would you be interested in setting up an interview with me? I would love for the story to air Monday at noon, if you are available before then. Please get back to me at your convenience, Ali Monsen alibali888@hotmail.com

posted by Ali Bryner 14 months ago

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It's really great that you've done this!

 

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this will bless so many

 

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Glad you're doing this.

 

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