Cassie Bernall Foundation
Letter from the Bernalls
January 2016

It has been more than sixteen long years since that fateful day in the Columbine Library where our daughter, Cassie, was coldly murdered. She, along with eleven other students and a teacher, lost their lives and twenty-three others were wounded. All of this at the hands of two suicidal fellow students who, over the course of more than a year, planned on taking as many lives as possible. This tragic event riveted our community and devastated many families, including our own.

We will never recover from the loss of our Cassie, but God has shown us a special measure of grace. He has been patient during times when we question His will, He has strengthened us to stand up for our faith under harsh criticism and has given us the gift of so many compassionate followers of our story. Our faith has carried us through the worst days of our lives and we continue to lean on Him when grief seeks to overwhelm us. We think of Cassie daily and will miss her always.

Grief, for us, has been an unbelievably long process, but we found a way to live our lives with hope and purpose.

Thank you for your love, support and prayers,
Brad and Misty Bernall

"Now I have given up on everything else--I found it to be the only way to know Christ and to experience the mighty power that brought Him to life again, and to find out what it really means to suffer and to die with Him. So, whatever it takes, I will be one who lives in the fresh newness of life of those who are alive from the dead."
(Phil. 3:10-11, TLB)
"Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God."    -Blaise Pascal