5 year old Jakob Wenis
is learning to read, write and count. He's also learning to cope.
Jakob, who is in
kindergarten, survived the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Afterward, Jakob began having nightmares
The shooter killed 20 children and 6 adults.
The sign that once said Sandy Hook Elementary
has been taken down, the school children relocated and the street sealed off
but this is a community that is still struggling.
Jakob's parents remembered a toy they'd
bought for Christmas, called a Starshine watchdog. The idea is that the
watchdog stays awake, the child sleeps. Little stars, placed around the room,
light up scary corners.
Jakob's parents saw how the toy helped
and called its inventor in California, Geoff Roesch, himself a 9-11 survivor.
Roesch packed up every Starshine
watchdog he had and went to Newtown to hand out hundreds of the toys. That
night, the toys brought comfort to the children and their community.
Jakob did not see the shooting, but did
witness the chaos afterwards, when emergency responders swarmed to the scene.
Authorities are expected to release the results of autopsies on the two bodies recovered from the fiery crash that killed "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend.
"Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed by injuries from both the impact and subsequent fire when the Porsche his friend was driving smashed into a light pole and tree, according to an autopsy released Wednesday.