We are Newtown. #WeChooseLove

One year ago today, the world lost 26 angels to an unimaginable tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut (the hometown of my cousins and aunt/uncle — a truly special place). My dad and I, along with some of our other family members, have worn Grace McDonnell’s purple bracelet since Ironman. The photograph below is taken at one of her memorials by the lighthouse in Edgartown — Martha’s Vineyard (one of her favorite places).


Grace’s Dad completed Kona in October in her memory. Watch the inspiring video below.


Every day — and today especially — we need to remember to choose love. The video below — from Newton Victim Emilie Parker’s mother — is another reminder of this. “Evil did not win”. 

We will never forget the 26 angels lost that day. #WeAreNewtown. #WeChooseLove.

Tri Hard,