The tragic impact of a school shooting affects the loved ones of those who were killed and survivors, like those in the Teenage Dream PSA, carry mental and emotional wounds – beyond the physical scars – that never truly heal. Hear how their teenage years were impacted by the trauma of surviving a school shooting.
Aalayah Eastmond | Parkland, Florida 2018
Hid under body of classmate to survive a shooting.
Nick Walczak | Chardon, Ohio 2012
Shot three times. Paralyzed from waist down.
Mia Page-Tretta | Santa Clarita, California 2019
Shot in the stomach. Best friend killed beside her.
Samantha Fuentes | Parkland, Florida 2018
Bullet fragments remain in her face and legs.
Chase Yarbrough | Santa Fe, Texas 2018
Shot six times. A bullet remains in his heart.
Emma Nees | Rockford, Washington 2017
Shot through the abdomen while running from shooter.
Hannah Dysinger | Draffenville, Kentucky 2018
The bullet that killed her best friend ended up in her ribcage.
Carlitos Rodriguez | Parkland, Florida 2018
Barricaded himself behind a door. 17 students were killed.
Alexander Dworet | Parkland, Florida 2018
Survived being shot in the head. His older brother Nick was killed.
Isabelle Laymance | Santa Fe, Texas 2018
Hid in closet with eight classmates. Two were killed.
By Sandy Hook Promise