On December 14, 2012, a shooter opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 20 children and six educators. In this podcast extra, we hear from Jennifer Hensel and Jeremy Richman. Their daughter Avielle was one of the children murdered that day. She was six years old. They came to StoryCorps on the 5th anniversary of the shooting to record this remembrance.

Released on December 14, 2017.

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“Vladimir’s Blues” by Max Richter from the album The Blue Notebooks