She has reached out to the owners of Zazzle.com and they said they wanted to work with her on this, but still have yet to set up an agreement where ALL of the monies that the site and Dancinee makes will go to the fund, rather than just the profits Dancinee makes.
Will update if Zazzle pulls through. In the meantime, check out the beautiful items to "remember" at:
"Scripture says that He will wipe away every tear from their eyes and death shall be no more; neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. And when you have the opportunity to visit with families who have lost their loved ones....As I described to them, I come to them not so much as President as a husband and a father. That's the reason stories like this have such an impact on us -- because we all understand how it would be to have someone taken from us in this fashion.
"I had a chance to visit with each family and most of the conversation was filled with memory. It was an opportunity to describe how wonderful their brother or their son or their daughter was, and the lives that they had touched and the dreams they held for the future. I confessed to them that words are always inadequate in these kinds of situations, but that my main task was to serve as a representative of the entire country and let them know that we're thinking about them at this moment, and that we'll continue thinking about them each and every day, and that the awareness that all of America and much of the world is thinking of them might serve as some comfort.
"Although the perpetrator of this evil act has received a lot of attention over the past couple of days, that attention will fade away. In the end, after he has felt the full force of our justice system, what will be remembered are the good people who were impacted by this tragedy.
"I also had a chance to give some hugs and shed some tears and also to share some laughs as they remembered the wonderful lives that these men and women represented..."
"When the gunman initially came in and threw the canisters, he threw them only a few feet away from Allie and Stephanie. Allie stood up, seeing she might need to do something, or at least warn the other people who were there, and she was immediately shot. And she was shot in the neck, and it punctured a vein -- and immediately, she started spurting blood. And apparently, as she dropped down onto the floor, Stephanie, 21 years old, had the presence of mind to drop down on the floor with her, pull her out of the aisle, place her fingers over where Allie had been wounded, and apply pressure the entire time while the gunman was still shooting.
"Allie told Stephanie she needed to run, and Stephanie refused to go, and with her other hand called 911 on her cell phone. Once the SWAT team came in, they were still trying to clear the theater. Stephanie then, with the help of several others, carried Allie across two parking lots to where the ambulance was waiting. And because of Stephanie's timely actions, I just had a conversation with Allie downstairs, and she's going to be fine.
"As tragic as the circumstances we've seen today are, as heartbreaking as it is for the families, it's worth our time to focus our attention on young Americans like Allie and Stephanie. They assure us that out of this darkness, a bright day is going to come."
|President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the Aurora, Colorado |
shooting at a campaign event in Ft. Myers, Florida, July 20, 2012.
9 PM ET:July 21, 2012 - President Barack Obama is to pay a visit to Aurora, CO, to spend time with the victims and their families, and talk to local officials. Read more by CLICKING HERE.