Stories behind the CT shooting victims: They touched many lives

There’s a story behind every life taken in the Connecticut shooting spree.

A picture of  some of the victim’s is a little clearer today.

Six-year-old Jack Pinto loved sports – especially football. His favorite player was New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz. Cruz paid tribute to him by writing “Jack Pinto, My Hero” on one of his cleats and “R.I.P. Jack Pinto” on the other.

Noah Pozner, also 6, lit up the room.  His aunt says he was a bit rambuctious and knew exactly how to get whatever he wanted by batting his long eyelashes and looking at you with his big blue eyes.

Six-year-old Ana Marques-Greene enjoyed playing playing piano and singing with her brother, Isaiah. Her family had moved to Connecticut two months ago from Canada.  They were drawn to Sandy Hook Elementary School, in part, because of its sterling reputation.

Seven-year-old Grace McDonnell was the ultimate “girly girl.”  “Gracie” – as her grandmother called her – loved wearing pink and playing dress-up and was always smiling.   She also loved art, gymnastics, soccer and her small spaniel, “Puddin.”

Subsitute teacher Victoria Soto, 27, has emerged as a hero.  She died trying to shield her students from the gunman.  She was the oldest of 4 kids and had wanted to be a teacher since she was three.

Principal Dawn Hochsprung, 47, died while lunging at the gunman.  The married mother had two daughters and 3 step-daughters.  They say their mother was always there for them, despite her busy work schedule.

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