My children had an absolutely wonderful time! To see my tiny 7 year old playing a bass much taller than her and enjoying it was thrilling. And my son enjoyed trying new instruments while proving to himself the hours of trumpet practice are paying off. Can't wait until next year!
Cannot find any thing negative to say about this event! Frank was warm, engaging, informative, and I totally feel like I can trust him! Thanks Cornell for getting this excellent speaker to visit and share his strong and positive message of support for those suffering with mental health issues.
Thank you Cornell University EHS and Fire Marshal, Ron Flynn, for bringing Shawn and Alvaro to our campus. The documentary of these two survivors brought valuable insight to the need for sprinklers and fire alarm systems with all sleeping areas. The presentation by Shawn and Alvaro after viewing the documentary was priceless! To hear them discuss the night of January 19, 2000 and what they thought was "just another prank fire alarm" and their decision to evacuate and why and subsequently what happened after that forever changed their lives was a story I will never forget.
My only disappointment was that the attendance was low…very low for such a wonderful opportunity to learn about the adversities that they have had to overcome and their decision to share their inspiring story to bring awareness to the importance of fire safety not only in dormitories, but also within fraternities, sororities, off-campus housing and your own personal dwellings.
I would recommend this book and DVD to anyone. I have now viewed the documentary 4 times and each time gain more inspiration from their story.
If you were unable to attend one of the three viewings and presentations held September 5th and have interest in the book or movie. Please contact the EHS Department of Cornell University.