Virginia Tech memorial grows on Facebook
UPDATE: A NowPublic member has made us aware of a charity accepting donations in Emily's name. Rawldogs.org, a no-kill dog shelter in Emily's hometown of Rappahannock is accepting monetary donations in lieu of flowers. The member who alerted us of the charity said, "So [that's] why Emily is cooler than I am--because of all the organizations they could have picked for her memory they picked the coolest possible one."
Those people who wish to make free donations can do so by searching for Rawldogs.org through Goodsearch.com.
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UPDATE: Emily Hilscher has been confirmed as the first victim in the Virginia Tech shooting. She and Robert "Stack" Clark were shot in the dorms at West Ambler Johnson Hall.
A Facebook group dedicated to the memory of a Virginia Tech shooting victim has been posted. The name of the student as given is Emily Hilscher. We have spoken to two students who know an Emily Hilscher, but we have had no independent confirmation from police or family. Please see comment below.
Group InfoName: Why Emily Hilscher was cooler than me
Type: Common Interest - Friends
Description: a group for the goddess named Emily Hilscher.
i want everybody that joins to post one or more things that made Emily cooler than you.
Contact InfoState: VA
Recent News: 4/16/07 Emily Hilscher passed away during the Virginia Tech shooting.
Here are some comments people have been posting on the wall of "Why Emily Hilscher was cooler than me":
she had a bigger smile than me.
Emily was always nice to everyone :-)
emily was the sweetest person to everyone... it didn't matter who you
were or even if she knew you... she would be your friend in a
I'll never forget our Spice Girls music video and all the amazing birthday parties and dress up memories!!
I love you and will always miss you♥♥♥<3
miss emily hilscher was the most beautiful person with the most wonderful personality...
her passion for her friends and family was always shown on her face...
emily could light up a room with the blink of an eye...
you will remain in the hearts of the hundreds of people that you graced
with your presence, you touched my heart and will continue to do so for
the rest of my life...
much love and prayers