“I’m very thankful for whatever fluke of physics or hand of God preserved my sister.”

The other day I posted the story of Petra Anderson, an Aurora shooting survivor who endured a shotgun pellet in her brain without severe damage to her speech and motor functions due to a birth defect that allowed the pellet to bypass important areas in her brain.

Petra’s sister, Chloe Anderson, who is an alum of the Act One screenwriting and producing program, appeared on NBC’s Rock Center to discuss Petra’s progress and her family’s ordeal. In light of the fact that their mother is suffering with cancer, it’s amazing how positive an approach the family is taking to life. Take three-and-a-half minutes to watch:

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About Tony Rossi

After graduating from St. John's University in New York with degrees in Communications and English, Tony Rossi found a job at the Catholic media organization, The Christophers, that allowed him to indulge his interest in religion, media, and pop culture. He served as The Christophers' TV producer for 11 years, and is currently the host and producer of the organization's radio show/podcast Christopher Closeup, writer and editor of their syndicated Light One Candle column, and producer/scriptwriter of the annual Christopher Awards ceremony.


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