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From Virginia Tech to Borderline: Mass shooting survivor explains the impact of trauma

By September 16, 2019February 2nd, 2021News

Michael Morisette approached the Moorpark College stage.

His daughter, Kristina Morisette, a 20-year-old free spirit, was one of 12 victims killed at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks on Nov. 7. On Friday, the Simi Valley man listened as Lisa Hamp explained the fog, pain and loneliness that came after she survived a 2007 mass shooting on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia.

At the stage, Morisette told Hamp her words touched him.

“We’re experiencing that trauma here,” he said a moment later.

Hamp told her story at an annual suicide prevention conference. She explained how her life changed in the span of 11 minutes on April 16, 2007.


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