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Virginia Tech Survivor Meets Meets The Man Who Saved Her Life

As she recounted her harrowing tale of being shot three times on her campus at nineteen, she called out a man in the audience for recognition.

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Kristina Anderson, the head of a nonprofit dedicated to school safety, attended a conference last week on violence prevention in Alexandria, Virginia. Anderson had a particularly personal attachment to the issue, as she was a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007. As she recounted her harrowing tale of being shot three times on her campus at nineteen, she called out a man in the audience for recognition.

Curtis Brown was a first responder on the scene of the Virginia Tech shooting. Anderson told the audience, “Curtis and I met for the first time on April 16 — when he carried me outside of Norris Hall.” A visibly moved audience gave Brown a standing ovation, overjoyed to witness the warmth of this reunion eleven years later.

“I’m just so proud of her,” Curtis said. “She’s like one of my daughters. She’s just awesome.”

Roxanneh Mousavi is a Seattle-raised broadcast Journalism and Spanish student living in Orange County. She attends Chapman University and will graduate this spring. Roxanneh has always been passionate about storytelling and is very excited to be a contributor for College Media Network. When she isn’t chasing stories, Roxanneh enjoys singing with her a cappella group, watching horror films, and cuddling animals.

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