In a press conference Saturday night, Robbie Parker, the father of 6-year-old shooting victim Emilie Parker told reporters, “This world is a better place because she has been in it.”In an emotional speech, Parker also expressed sympathy for the family of the gunman who killed 27 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday. “I can’t imagine how hard this experience must be for you,” Parker said. “I want you to know that our family and our love and our support goes out to you as well.”Parker was among the few parents who stepped forward publicly to discuss his daughter’s death. Many others have asked for privacy during this time of mourning. Parker wished that the tragedy would “not turn into something that defines us, but something that inspires us to be better, to be more compassionate and more humble people.”When he first received the phone call from his wife about the shooting at his daughter’s school, Parker, a physician’s assistant, was unable to leave Danbury Hospital, which had gone into lockdown as a precaution. He said initially he thought, “this has to be some sort of mistake,” and when the lockdown was lifted, ran immediately to the firehouse… Read full this story
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