Jessica Ghawi was better known as Jessica Redfield, the name that she wrote under. According to those who knew her best, she was full of life and every enthusiastic. She would light up a room the second she walked into it. This video was the first interview that she’d done, and they poked a little fun at her when a ‘fall count’. She takes it with a good attitude, and even dances to Justin Beiber’s ‘Baby’ when the Rampage’s Chris Summers lip sank to the song to pay off a lost bet.
At the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, a man dressed in S.W.A.T. team gear opened fire, killing twelve and injuring fifty-nine others. This was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History. That’s all I will say about the incident, as I refuse to bring glory to the killer by mentioning his name or any of the other methods that he used.
Just last month Jessica survived another mass shooting at a mall, where two were killed and six were injured. She wrote in her blog that just before the gunman opened fire, she got a sick feeling in her stomach and knew that she had to step outside. That possibly saved her life.
Jessica was well on her way to becoming a successful sports journalist. She had a passion for both journalism and hockey. I guess this is why I feel so connected to her. We had the same goals in life, and she was even playful and sarcastic, as am I. She wrote for a website called Busted Coverage, among others. She interned for 104.3FM, a Denver radio station, and also for the You Can Play Project.
NHL.com released this statement.
This is from The Sporting News.
There are many articles circulating already, blog posts, and Tweets. However, I think that this one is the most touching.
You can leave a message of condolence on her Twitter feed @JessicaRedfield.
Let us not only focus on Jessica, but from the Bolts By The Bay staff, we’d like to let all of her readers, and the loved ones of everyone affected by this terrible tragedy know that our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of them.