Physician, staff honor victims of Conn. school shooting
by Rachel Davis
Feb 10, 2013 | 2382 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jasper dermatologist Dr. J.P. Donahue and his staff donned special t-shirts made to memorialize the 26 victim of the Newtown, Conn., shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. Pictured are, from left, Carla Norris, Brandy Livingston, Carol Minor, Dr. Donahue, Kathy Lambert, Sharon Luke, Becky Wansart and Nathaniel Anderson. Daily Mountain Eagle - Jack McNeely
Jasper dermatologist Dr. J.P. Donahue and his staff donned special t-shirts made to memorialize the 26 victim of the Newtown, Conn., shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. Pictured are, from left, Carla Norris, Brandy Livingston, Carol Minor, Dr. Donahue, Kathy Lambert, Sharon Luke, Becky Wansart and Nathaniel Anderson. Daily Mountain Eagle - Jack McNeely
slideshow
The December shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., gripped the nation for weeks after it happened, but recently the killing has slipped from the headlines.

One local doctor wants to make sure that no one forgets what happened that day.

Dr. J.P. Donahue, a dermatologist in Jasper, and his staff will be wearing shirts remembering the 26 victims of that day every Friday.

“Personally the killing of these children and teachers was profoundly disturbing for me,” Donahue said. “I have been very morose and disturbed about this for some time. We’re doing this as a memorial to those people whose lives were so terribly destroyed.”

Donahue has also had more than 1,000 "Broken Heart" buttons printed to give away to anyone in the community who wants one.

"They don't have to be my patients," Donahue said. "We just want people to come together. This is just too horrible an event for people not to remember."

For more information, call Donahue's office at (205) 295-9419 or visit at 4330 Hwy. 78 East, Suite 105.