Ellen DeGeneres hosted three survivors of the Parkland school shooting on her daytime talk show on Friday to discuss how last week’s tragedy spurred them to activism.
Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky and Jaclyn Corin, along with some of their other classmates, have become leaders of a renewed push for stricter gun regulations in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
During their Friday appearance on “Ellen,” the trio discussed their upcoming “March for Our Lives” protest in Washington D.C., the recent gun control rally in Tallahassee and the CNN town hall on the subject with an NRA spokesperson and lawmakers including Senator Marco Rubio.
They also talked through their personal experience, sharing their connection to the 17 victims and where they were when the gunman began his attack on their school. Corin revealed that she’d been in the building where the rampage took place just minutes earlier, delivering flowers to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
“It’s really all about timing. It could’ve been me,” she said.
Later during the interview Gonzalez was brought to tears when DeGeneres presented the teens with a $50,000 donation for their upcoming march.
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