Most of us are more than one thing, but sometimes one thing happens that changes us forever.
David Hogg, a survivor of last year’s Valentine’s Day massacre in Parkland, Florida, comes to mind.
He was 17 when, sitting in his AP environmental science class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, he heard a gunshot at 2:30 p.m.
He and his terrified classmates crammed into a small closet as more gunfire erupted. The shooter fired more than 100 rounds from an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, killing 17 people. Fourteen of them were students.
“It was sheer terror,” Hogg told CNN days later.
In that cramped closet, the 17-year-old student journalist pulled out his cellphone and started interviewing classmates closest to him.…