Condolences, April 18, 2007

I would like to send my condolences to the whole Virginia Tech community.  Our community went through this in October with the Amish school shootings.  I was one of the first EMT’s on the scene on October 2, 2006.  This brought back those painful feelings that were just starting to subside.  Please know that the healing will come eventually.  You will have to get used to a new normal; it will never be the same.  My prayers are with you!!!!

Jodi LeFevre

April 18, 2007, 6:43am • Bart Township, Pennsylvania • #7943

My son and I visited VT last year.  Everybody we met on campus talked about how VT felt like home and going there was like going to school with family.  We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and hope that the VT family remains strong and gets through this together. 

My son just recently received his letter of admission and he is proud to be a Hokie!!

April 18, 2007, 6:43am • PA • #7944

Cari colleghi del Virgina Tech,
sono una vostra coetanea italiana e come voi frequento l’università.
Vorrei esprimere tutto il mio dolore per quello che state affrontando e la mia vicinanza - seppur spirituale - alle famiglie delle vittime.

Che i vostri cuori restino saldi, che le vostre menti non siano mai annebbiate dalla rabbia e dal dolore, che la luce della speranza non abbandoni mai la vostra strada!


April 18, 2007, 6:44am • Sicily, Italy • #7945

I am too currently a college student and I can only imagine what was going thru the minds of those who were directly and indirectly involved in this senseless tragedy. 

Hell holds a special place for the sick individual that did this.

My thoughts, love, condolences, and prayers goes out to all that was affected by this ordeal.

Amy Rayle
Thomas Nelson Community College Nursing Program
Hampton, VA

April 18, 2007, 6:44am • #7946

Desde Torredelcampo (Jaén) España, mis más sinceras condolencias a todos los familiares de las victimas y a todo el pueblo estadounidense.

Francisco Manuel Villar.

April 18, 2007, 6:44am • Torredelcampo, Jaén/ España • #7947

We are all behind you.
You are in our prayers

April 18, 2007, 6:44am • Paris France • #7948

This surreal tragedy at our beloved school has weighed heavy on my heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to ALL families affected by this disaster. I especially pray for the souls and families of the deceased who are suffering beyond our wildest dreams. I pray for the Seung-Hui family and for Cho. What went wrong? What was so horrible that he couldn’t reach out for help or resolve his inner demonic feelings without hurting other innocent people? I am saddened by such an occurrence at such a beautiful, serene, quaint and memorable campus. Even though I have been gone for 33 years, I am still tied to the campus, have many lifetime friends from there and many fond and everlasting memories. This will not deter the magic and bond we all feel toward each other and toward the school.
It takes sadness and hurt to appreciate true joy.

April 18, 2007, 6:44am • Charlotte NC • #7949

I dont know anyone from the tech, i am onli 17 and from england.I just cant believe what kind of thing could think of such an awful, deversating thing to do! my heart goes out to all of the victims and their families. i couldnt even Imagine what pain their family and friends are going sorry for all them people who have lost their loved ones.
R.I.P all the victims from the tech
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

April 18, 2007, 6:44am • England. United Kingdom • #7950

I believe that the words of Nikki Giovanni during her speech say everything. You are Virginia Tech, you will come out of this terrible tragedy stronger and better people than you were yesterday. I offer my prayers for the entire Hokie Family.  Words can not express the feelings that the entire world has towards this and you do not stand alone in your time of grief.  My you find the strength to help you along your path.

April 18, 2007, 6:44am • Yokosuka, Japan • #7951

Thoughts for you all go far and wide


April 18, 2007, 6:44am • #7952

Hi everybody. I’m italian and live in sicily. I’m very sorry for this tragedy and i cry with you. Peace to victims

April 18, 2007, 6:44am • Catania, Sicily, Italy • #7953


April 18, 2007, 6:44am • Beijing,China • #7954

To All of the Students and Faculty at V-Tech I wept as I watched the events unfold at your University. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you deeply effected by this tragedy. I am a retired Father of four Children with one not yet college age. He was shocked as He is fan of Hokie football. I will be praying for the Virginia tech community.

April 18, 2007, 6:45am • John from Toledo,Ohio Home of Rocket Football • #7955

Hi There,

My partner and I were truly touched by the unity your community has shown sine this terrible tradegy. You should all be so proud of yourselves for the heartwarming way you have joined together to console and comfort one another.
My heart and my tears go to the victims and their families but my thoughts and prayers are with you all to wish that you continue to grow and make one another proud rather than let this event change your hearts

April 18, 2007, 6:45am • Herefordshire, England • #7956

I was really shocked when hearing from this tragedy from a Chinese website.I could not imagine initially that this was done by a Chinese student as reported by a media.However when the subsequent report disclosed that the real shooter is an Korean,I still felt very much depressed.As an international student,I do not speak quite often either,however I am always prepared to share my feelings of different things with my friends in a very relaxing environment,which makes me feel very comfortable even under high working and studying pressure.The shooter’s English professor was exactly right,she has tried her best in order to try to help the shooter to be more approachable,however due to the negligence and the policy issues,the response was too late to prevent the happening of the campus shooting.

I really would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased students as well as professors.i sincerely hope that you all could get recovered very soon and I believe that you are strong and you are proud to be your children’s parents/family members coz they are really good!

April 18, 2007, 6:45am • New Orleans, LA, USA/Hubei, China • #7957

Hokies, I love you. I understand the greif that is being felt all over Blacksburg and throughout the Hokie nation. I had a few losses on Mon. I just want to urge everyone to stay strong for each other so that we can be strong for ourselves as well. It is very important that we carry on the spirit and the great sense of community we have in Blacksburg for those who died. I think that Virginia Tech as a whole has done a wonderful job with this very difficult task so far and I expect it to continue. The compassion that I have felt from everyone is so appreciated. It makes me love my Hokies even more. God Bless everyone. Peace be with you.

April 18, 2007, 6:45am • Blacksburg, VA • #7958

I am so sorry for all your pain and sorrow.  It is felt around the world.


April 18, 2007, 6:45am • Sydney, Australia • #7959

As a resident of the state of PA, I found myself staring at the news in disbelief on 04/16/07.  What a horrific act.  What I watched on TV in the aftermath was a community sticking together and helping one another like never before.  What a strong group of people you truly are.  The number of heroes arising from this act is beautiful and amazing.  You are all truly courageous people.  Please, please, please seek help from professionals and each other in this time and remember, ‘time heals all wounds’ and I hope time does indeed heal your wounds.  You have the hearts and prayers of American and many other people all over the world.  Stay safe and heal.


April 18, 2007, 6:45am • PA • #7960

Know that while we may be separated by miles, by gender, by age, we lift you up in prayer & by God we are brought together.  May you find God’s love and peace - a strong comfort.  “...yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me...” Psalms 23.

April 18, 2007, 6:45am • Pennsylvania • #7961

I express my condolences to all VT students. I am a student in France. What happened in VT is awfull and I cannot understund the reasons for this terrible crime.

April 18, 2007, 6:45am • Rennes, Britanny France • #7962

Dear Loving God,
We don’t understand why we have to have the tragedy today and don’t understand Your purpose in taking our brothers and sisters in VirginiaTech in such a senseless and cruel act. But please allow us only trust in You that our brothers and sisters no longer suffer and are safe in Your hands, and that You give their families comfort and peace. We pray in the name of Jesus, Amen

I was deeply shaken to hear of the tragedy that came upon the other side of globe. I trust in God that His purpose will be revealed maybe not in this World but in the next. The prayers of our family are with you all. From the other side of globe, but your neighbor who wants to be your brother…

April 18, 2007, 6:46am • Ansan, Korea • #7963

We feel sad for your loss and we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. You have a wonderful university.
Tourism Management Faculty of Cape Berton University

April 18, 2007, 6:46am • Sydney, Nova Scotia Canada • #7964

Very sad day.
Such a tragedy for all the students, teachers and familly.
My thoughts are for you all.

April 18, 2007, 6:46am • France • #7965

I offer my deepest sympathy to all at Va. Tech.  My family and I are truely sadened by the actions of one on that grim day.  I will never forget...for my birthday will alway be on April 16th.  I know the spirit and Hokie pride of you great school will help heal your sorrows. 

MMC(SW) Jeff Miller USN

April 18, 2007, 6:46am • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #7966

I am so deeply saddened by your loss of friends, instructors, children, spouses and parents.  Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief and subsequent healing.  May God be with you and comfort you!

Pam Thompson and the Daisey family

April 18, 2007, 6:46am • Chantilly, VA • #7967

My feelings are with you and to all the family who have lost their loved ones.

April 18, 2007, 6:46am • Wellington, Florida, United States of America • #7968

My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and families from this terrible tragedy. Stay strong and remember all the good times, K.Hatton, UK.

April 18, 2007, 6:46am • United Kingdom • #7969

god bless you all

April 18, 2007, 6:46am • uk • #7970

As an alum of Tech (class of 92) I am shocked and horrified by what happened.  Tech is a beautiful and wonderful place that did not deserve to have this bestowed upon its students and faculty. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you try to pcik up and move on with your lives. 

God Bless,
Lifetime Hokie

April 18, 2007, 6:47am • #7971

We are at a loss for words to convey our sadness, we can only keep you all in our prayer’s and tell you that we are standing with you in your time of grief.

God Bless you all,

Love Rachel Litchfield

April 18, 2007, 6:47am • Long Eaton. Derbyshire. ENGLAND • #7972

Even though I may be miles away from where this tragedy happend, I have been following the news on CNN, BBC, and SKY NEWS.

I will pray to Allah that this type of incident never occurs again.

May Allah give strength to the families, friends and loved ones of the deceased.

Muhammadhu Luthufee
P. O. Box 2189
+960 7772728

April 18, 2007, 6:47am • Male', Kaafu Atoll, Maldives • #7973

My sympathies and prayers are with each and everyone of you today and everyday from now on. I understand that it will take time for you to heal, but believe me you can and will heal. I’m sure that each and every one of the victims were very kind and special people, they also were taken from all of their friends and family way to soon.
You are in my heart, take care and you can contact me if you ever need an ear to listen.
Lisa C.

April 18, 2007, 6:47am • Pueblo, Colorado • #7974

There are not enough words to express how sorry I am that this has happened to you. May God heal your broken hearts, dry your teary eyes, and make you stronger as time goes on. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone that was affected by this tragic event. The world is with you, Virginia Tech, and we will be with you forever.

Angelia H.

April 18, 2007, 6:47am • Greensboro, North Carolina • #7975

I just want to express my sadness for this tragic event, and to share my condolences to all the families that are suffering such a lost! and to all the VT students. You must keep together and be stronger!

April 18, 2007, 6:47am • Lecheria-Venezuela • #7976

God Bless you and your family that loves and misses you so much. Rest in peace to all.

Love and Prayers

April 18, 2007, 6:47am • Riply, WV • #7977

I have never been more proud to be a Hokie as I am today.  I am very proud of those students that have been interviewed and have been wonderful representatives of our school.  The world is seeing what we’ve all known for years...that Virginia Tech is a top-rate University. 

I am deeply saddened by these tragic events and my heart and prayers go out to each of those affected.  Please know that the nation is behind you and we are here to support you.  May God bless you and keep you.

April 18, 2007, 6:47am • Charlotte, NC • #7978

Just a mom writing to say all my prayers are with the families and friends of those who were killed and wouned. My love, thoughts, and prayers are with all of you.

April 18, 2007, 6:48am • Front Royal, VA • #7979

There are no words to express how deeply saddened I am by the events that occured at VTech on April 16th. To finally connect the faces and names with the number of people that passed that day is deeply moving. To all the families and friends of those who lost their lives, I hope that you find comfort in knowing that the entire country is praying for you in the hopes that this day will be a remembrance for those lives who had such a short time with us here. Keep strong.

April 18, 2007, 6:48am • Louisville, KY • #7980

To all people in Virginia-USA who have been caught up in this aweful tragedy.

Sitting here in my office in central Germany I may only offer you the following words.

No words in the World will express what you the Families, Friends, Partners and Community connected with Virginia Tech are experiencing at this present time.
Please take comfort and be assured that all of the World is thinking of you during this time - wishing you may overcome this situation best as possible.
After speaking to many friends here in Germany I know your aweful fate has also hit Germany very hard and that all Germans feel with you!

May a tragedy like this never happen again - anywhere in the World !

My sincerest condolences to those who are mourning, God bless you all!

Mark McDonald
Halle/Westfalia in Germany

April 18, 2007, 6:48am • Germany • #7981

Dear VT:

My professional life has been to work on college and university campuses for over 15 years --working directly with students, so your students are my students. Please know how much our eyes fill with tears reading about these incredible students and colleagues. We are with you in your grief.

J. Smoak
University of South Carolina

April 18, 2007, 6:48am • Columbia, SC • #7982

ho seguito gli avvenimenti dall italy...mi dispiace molto xle vittime, queste cose non dovrebbero mai capitare in nessun modo e in nessuno stato della terra...porgo le mie piu’ cordiali condolianze a tutti i cari delle vittime, amici, genitori e parenti…


April 18, 2007, 6:48am • colzate/bergamo/italy • #7983

Hearing this dreadful news on monday here in England was very sad.As I and my family did not know any of this people we would send our condolences to all the fsmilys and friends who lost their love ones.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at Virginia Tech.
Mr K Lawrence

April 18, 2007, 6:48am • Northampton,England • #7984

Our prayers go out to you in Virginia Tech.

Sharon, Meiron and Deion North Wales, United Kingdom

April 18, 2007, 6:48am • United Kingdom • #7985

Rest in peace my Hokie brothers and sisters.


April 18, 2007, 6:48am • centreville, va • #7986

Dear Virginia Tech Students,
We are french students and we want to give a hand for YOU and victim families.
It’s a tragical event for all school of world.

Julie & Sandra

April 18, 2007, 6:48am • Toulouse, France • #7987

We are heartbroken and speachless- there is no way to express our feelings about this tragedy. We are all praying hard every minute for every person who has been touched in some way.  WE NEED GUN CONTROL

April 18, 2007, 6:48am • Merrick, New York • #7988

My thoughts and prayers are with VT. 

Susan Bartko
VT Class of 2003

April 18, 2007, 6:49am • Cambridge, England UK • #7989

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all and is felt across the county, stay strong.

April 18, 2007, 6:49am • Durham united kingdom • #7990

Sono italiano, ho visto la tragedia in televisione… Le mie più sentite condoglianze per tutti i parenti e gli amici delle vittime. Non ci sono parole per esprimere il dolore di queste folli tragedie.

April 18, 2007, 6:49am • italia • #7991

God Bless. Our prayers go out to all the Virginia Tech families.

April 18, 2007, 6:49am • Belvidere, NJ • #7992