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Losing a child to America’s gun violence – Nicole Hockley

Following the unimaginable tragedy of her son’s murder, Nicole established Sandy Hook Promise, an organization dedicated to preventing school shootings.

Nicole Hockley
Nicole Hockley

Note: This episode was released on May 23, 2022 – the day before the May 24 Uvalde, Texas school shooting.

Trigger warning: This episode contains conversation about gun violence, child loss, and suicide. If you or anyone else you know is dealing with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. And always remember: if you see something, say something. To find your state’s Department of Homeland Security reporting number, click here.

On December 14, 2012, Nicole Hockley dropped her 6-year-old son Dylan off at school, thinking their day would be like any other. Then a shooter entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire, murdering 26 children and staff members — including Dylan. Following this unimaginable tragedy, Nicole established Sandy Hook Promise, an organization dedicated to preventing school shootings.

Join us for Nicole’s story of grief, resilience, and courage and how she transformed tragedy into hope:

You can find a transcription of this episode here.

About ‘All Inclusive with Jay Ruderman’: This is a podcast about activism, change and courage. Each episode we bring you inspiring stories of individuals trying to change the world. People who have gone through adversity, but instead of succumbing to despair have harnessed their experience to better the world. Ultimately, this show is about hope. All Inclusive is a production of the Ruderman Family Foundation.

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