Imagine your child is studying overseas, in one of the most beautiful cities on earth. She’s having the experience of a lifetime, and as a parent you share in the excitement. Then, after a text and a phone call, you are watching terrorist attacks unfolding in that city.
That was the reality for Cheryl Elliot of Westport, a college friend of mine. She was still basking in the glow of an amazing trip earlier this month to France to visit daughter Molly when the news broke that terrorists were unleashing attacks in the city she was just walking around.
For both mother and daughter, the Paris attacks brought back feelings of the town where they lived for many years: Newtown.
Watch our interview with Cheryl right here:
Here’s our talk with Molly here: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/12001209/marist-college-student-from-ct-talks-about-paris-attacks