A survivor of the Columbine massacre reaches out to one of the shooter’s moms
In April 1999, Anne Marie Hochhalter was paralyzed below the waist after being struck by a bullet in the shootings at Columbine. Months after that, her mother — who had been battling depression — committed suicide. To say this woman, now 34, has been to hell and back is an understatement.
Yet she still found it in her heart to reach out to the mother of the boy who shot her during that horrible rampage, and changed her life forever. Hochhalter took to Facebook yesterday to post a letter to Sue Klebold, the mother of Dylan Klebold — one of the Columbine shooters.
Dylan, and his classmate, Eric Harris, killed 13 people and then themselves. Sue Klebold just wrote a book, A Mother’s Reckoning. All the proceeds from her book will go towards helping those with mental illness — a fact that touched Hochhalter enough to reach out to her and tell her what her life has been like since the shooting, and how she’s moved on.