The same could not be said of Jessica Redfield (born Ghawi), the sports broadcaster and blogger from Texas who narrowly missed the Eaton Centre food court shooting in Toronto last summer only to end up among the 12 people killed in the Aurora, Colo., movie theatre shooting.
Sandy Phillips, the mother of Jessica Redfield, one of the 12 killed in Julys shootings, sent a direct message to Mile High Sports Radio host Peter Burns early on Tuesday morning, saying, Did you see Tony Carters tweet?
Date: Oct 09, 2012
Friends, family pay tribute to budding journalist Jessica Ghawi
A gunman's bullets ended her life prematurely, but already the Jessica Redfield Sports Journalism Scholarship Fund has raised more than $34,000, which will go toward helping other women achieve their own sports-journalism dreams.who immediately flew to Denver on behalf of the family after the shootings and worked tirelessly on behalf of her and other victims, said the word "no" was not in his sister's vocabulary when it came to pursuing her dreams of being the next Diane Sawyer or Erin Andrews or just plain Jessica RedfieldShe began a blog under the pen name of "Jessica Redfield" in honor of her maternal grandmother's maiden name. (Her grandmother's journalism dreams were curtailed by World War II.) She quickly secured internships with KDVR Fox 31, 104.3 FM The Fan and Altitude Sports. Her main sports love was hockey
Date: Jul 29, 2012
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Ghawi's family created the Jessica Redfield Sports Journalism Scholarship Fund in her name to help others who dream of pursuing careers in journalism. Ghawi, 24, went by the name Jessica Redfield on-air.
Date: Jul 28, 2012
Friends, family remember Colorado massacre victims
Ghawi, who went by the name Jessica Redfield in her on-air role, had narrowly escaped a June 2 shooting at a Toronto shopping mall that left one person dead and four others injured. Ghawi wrote a now-chilling post on her blog about how she left that scene just moments before that shooting took place
Date: Jul 22, 2012
Information about 12 who were killed begins to emerge
The death of Ghawi, who was also known as Jessica Redfield, was a complete and utter shock, said Jordan Ghawi. He has been using his blog and Twitter account to update what he knew about his sisters condition. He also appeared on NBCs Today show.
For Ghawi, a 24-year-old aspiring sportscaster who worked under the name Jessica Redfield, the public words in those last minutes are her bantering with a magazine hockey writer about being among the first to see the highly anticipated Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises."
As night fell, the victims of the shooting began to be identified. One of the most tragic stories was that of rookie sportscaster and sports blogger Jessica Ghawi, also known as Jessica Redfield, who recently wrote of surviving a Toronto shooting but lost her life during the deadly rampage.
Date: Jul 21, 2012
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