Scarlett Lewis, Jesse's mother, says she was not surprised to learn that her son's last act was to save his classmates. What an incredibly inspiring woman. Her words: "With Jesse, I have absolutely no regrets. I loved him to pieces, he knew it, and I knew he loved me to pieces. That is a blessing. Jesse was a gift." And she created the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation ♥
Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation: Our mission is to create awareness in our children and our communities that we can choose love over anger, gratitude over entitlement, and forgiveness and compassion over bitterness. Our goal is to create a more peaceful and loving world through planting these seeds of wisdom.
Marking the two-year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook school (December 14, 2012), we helped the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation tell their story of hope and reconciliation. We continue to support their message of collaboration, and look forward to their programmatic successes and outreach successes burgeoned by videos like this one.
"17-year-old rape victim is threatened with jail if she releases the names of the boys that pled guilty to raping her and taking pictures of the act. Believing that victims of sexual assault have no right to be silenced about their attackers, she immediately posted their names on the internet, and gained immediate media attention. A 17 year old hero to all sexual abuse victims out there!! The entire justice system should be ashamed of itself!" #feminism