Jessica Ghawi, Dark Knight Rises Shooting Victim, Escaped Mall Shooting Last Month

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Our thoughts and prayer go out to all victims of the senseless shooting inside a Colorado movie theater early this morning.

But we take this time to recognize Jessica Ghawi, a 24-year old aspiring sportscaster who lost her life in the attack, because her tragic story is almost impossible to believe.

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Ghawi, who wrote a blog under the name Jessica Redfield, posted a recent entry in which she detailed just how fortunate she had been to narrowly escape a fatal mall shooting in Toronto last month that left one person dead and seven injured.

"What started off as a trip to the mall to get sushi and shop, ended up as a day that has forever changed my life," Ghawi wrote, explaining how a last-second decision to eat a different meal for dinner caused her to escape - by minutes - the gunman who opened fire in the food court she had planned to be in.

"I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday," Ghawi added. "I saw the terror on bystanders' faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don't know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath. For one man, it was in the middle of a busy food court on a Saturday evening."

Tragically, incredibly, Ghawi ended up as one of the dozen people today who experienced the same tragic fate as that man in Toronto.

We honor the memory her Jessica and the others who passed away with these words from her blog entry:

"I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing. So often I have found myself taking it for granted. Every hug from a family member. Every laugh we share with friends. Even the times of solitude are all blessings. Every second of every day is a gift."

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Yandee racist much! black people and mexicans arent the only people that get killed and hurt people. Look at james holmes! race has nothing to do with who kills who or who dies where.

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I think that in America they should not sell gun so easily and in such amount as they do cause its too easy accsess to it and in my opionion its the most dangerous county from those rich countris, and every person has esay acses to gun like to a some toy, and to narcotics and here we have effects of such politics in Europe there is not such that u can go on street and bam shooting, becouse here they not sell gun like cigaretts!!!! I guess they want to bo shooted out of the blue if they behave like that, almoust like amongs animals or even worse, not needed natural selection.

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I am tired of the comments typically not relating to the subject. Discuss the subject posted. Matt,Ra,B-.ches, if your going to disagree, debate the subject posted.

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My prayers and condolences go out to everyone involved in the shouting!! God be with you all!!

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You again Matt.You hate black so so much you take every chance bashin.You stand by your man james holmes.you deserve each other.you blame color for everythin.your parents raised your bitch ass swell

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I read about Jessica yesterday, all the loved ones of the victims & others that may now suffer from PTSD, etc. Sad. Having had many tragedies myself, I hope they see (someday) there's still beauty worth fighting for. I still believe in peace, equality & love for all. Bless everyone. It starts w/ each one of us.

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Celebrate her life.

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THOSE EXPRESSING ROLES OF BLACK RACISM EFFECTIVELY TAKES INITIATIVE IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.

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Ban guns throughout every state.

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The irony is painfully striking to how events experienced in our lives can unexpectedly change our lives, never knowing what or how anthing will transpire can nevertheless be a learning experience for yourself and/or others and unfortunately today be our last experience. This beautiful girl is the pure example of how life is taken for granted and only now we can learn that life is precious. May she RIP...GOD BLESS

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