Video courtesy: http://www.rachelschallenge.org/
Out of the horrific tragedy at Columbine High School comes the story of kindness and compassion from one of the victims of the shooting rampage.
Her name is Rachel Scott.
Moments before two students opened fire at Columbine in April 1999, unleashing their hate and rage on their classmates, Rachel sat on the lawn eating lunch when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold started shooting.
She was a gifted writer, a big dreamer and the kind of teenager who would reach out to the unpopular kids at school. She defended those who were picked on. And after her death, some of her classmates later admitted they were on the verge of taking their own life, until Rachel said hello.
Not long after her death, her father Darrell Scott founded a program called "Rachel's Challenge," a nationwide outreach program that aims to reduce school violence and bullying. It centers around an essay she wrote six weeks before she died. She called it "My Ethics, My Code of Life."
"In that essay, she challenged her reader to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that would ripple around the world," said her father.