Sue Klebold, Columbine Shooter Dylan Klebold's Mother, Receives Message of Forgiveness from Shooting Victim Anne Marie Hochhalter

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Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold, broke her silence in the media on TV Friday with an appearance on ABC's 20/20. Speaking out about the horrors of the Columbine shootings, as well as wondering if she could have done anything to prevent them, Sue Klebold received a gift, too, in the days before her TV appearance.

Anne Marie Hochhalter was one of the shooting victims at Columbine High School back in 1999. She didn't die from her injuries, but was left with a severed spinal cord. She remains paralyzed today.

In a Facebook post on Thursday--the day before Sue Klebold appeared on 20/20, Anne Marie Hochhalter wrote a very poignant message to Sue Klebold and her husband--one that hopefully helps set them free from 17 years of excruciating emotional turmoil.

Dear Sue Klebold,I was injured at Columbine High School in 1999. As you know, your son Dylan, and his classmate, Eric...

Posted by Anne Marie Hochhalter on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hochhalter is stunned at the positive press she has received in light of her forgiving heart.

Wow the response to my post to Sue Klebold has been overwhelming. Thank you all for your kind words. If any of you are...

Posted by Anne Marie Hochhalter on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sue Klebold has suffered greatly since the Columbine shootings. In addition to knowing her son was responsible for the deaths of so many others, she lost her child, too. She has also endured almost 17 years of some people believing she and her husband created the monster who killed their children.

I'm still overwhelmed by the response to my post but I wanted to clarify a few things that have been written about me in...

Posted by Anne Marie Hochhalter on Friday, February 12, 2016

Anne Marie Hochhalter has a big heart. Kudos to her for reaching out to Sue Klebold, and perhaps affording the woman some much-needed peace.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.