Over My Shoulder: A Columbine Survivor's Story of Resilience, Hope, and a Life Reclaimed: An incredible recovery story of Kacey and her family Kacey does a fantastic job telling her incredible story of recovery from one of the nation's deadliest school shootings. Her entire family opens up for this riveting tale. As with any tale, events before the inciting incident, April 20, 1999, play a role in the rest of the story. Kacey covers a lot of ground during her recovery, building her own family, and finding her way through this world with a broken shoulder and hand.One of the themes that I ended up focusing on was her PTSD. She gives great examples and advice of how her PTSD does not only affect her but her entire family. They made adjustments to their lives to help her recover. Kacey also reflects on how she chose to turn this tragic day into something good for her and those she encounters. The shooters wanted one thing, and she has vowed not to give it to them.For all the news coverage of April 20, 1999, Kacey focuses on what happens to her. And when you think about it, it is nothing short of a miracle. She had a chair beside her while hiding under the desk in the library. Another student did not. In the grand scheme of things, a wooden and a cloth-covered library chair is not going to make that much difference to a bullet. But it did to Kacey. The Survivors saw she needed help getting out of the library and provided it. An officer saw her injuries and unceremoniously shoved her into his patrol car to get her help. Students in the triage area saw how much blood she was losing and offered their own shirts to stop the bleeding. Paramedics recognized her great injuries and rushed her to a hospital. All these little steps by so many people helped Kacey get the treatment she needed. That's another thing to take away from her story. You may not be able to do everything a person needs, but do your part to help. You never know whose life you will save.