VICKI LEIGH SOTO November 4, 1985 – December 14, 2012
Vicki lost her life tragically in the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, CT on December 14, 2012 protecting her first grade students. Many of those students are alive today because of her heroic efforts.The mission of The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. is to promote a love of education by honoring Vicki’s passion for life and commitment to teaching. In carrying on with Vicki’s legacy, all donations and money raised goes to the fund andisused to support many important and vital educational initiatives. In addition, it is used tofulfillthe literacy needs of not only the Stratford, CT community and beyond and includes scholarships nationally and locally to seniors going into the field of education.
Displayed on the CharityRagg is this quote from Vicki's Facebook page:
“Take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you’ve never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantee, no time outs, no second chances. You just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.”