Dear Ms. Giffords,
I was just celebrating my acceptance to Scripps and meeting with other new Scrippsies online when I saw word of the terrible tragedy at Tucson. It was shocking to hear that someone from the college that I had just learned I would attend had been injured in the incident.
Ever since then, I’ve been following news of the shooting and your recovery very closely. Although this event is just terrible, it has been very inspiring to watch your remarkable demonstrations of strength—not just for someone who is about to go to Scripps, but for everyone else who has been watching you as well. So many people around me have expressed how your recovery shines a little hope on this tragedy.
When I step onto campus for the first time as a Scripps student, I’ll be honored to be going to the same college that shaped a woman like you.
Hoping the best for you,