FRISCO — A Frisco girl who was inspired by Rachel's Challenge to write a moving song about kindness is calling the experience "surreal."
Ellora Lattin, 15, recently learned that the nationwide effort to motivate young people into showing compassion for others will use her song in its promotions and programs.
Rachel Scott, the first victim of the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School, had a theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, it will start a chain reaction of the same.
Ellora's song, "Chain Reaction" is gaining fans across the country — including Rachel Scott’s family.
Ellora learned of Rachel's Challenge three years ago when she was in seventh grade. Rachel Scott's idea of spreading compassion inspired her to write the song.
"It really does start a chain reaction of kindness," Ellora said, "and once you get that chain reaction going, it doesn't ever stop. There's always somebody doing something nice."
Two years ago, Ellora performed the song at a Rachel's Rally event held by the Frisco ISD. Listening intently was Rachel Scott's father, Daryl Scott, who was impressed.
Elorra recorded the song and shot a music video. Now, Rachel's Challenge will use it as a promotional tool.
"I cannot believe I will be touching people around the world, indirectly, through my songwriting," said the Frisco High School student.
Ellora Lattin and Rachel Scott share the same message. In Lattin’s words:
"One spark starts the fire. One good deed inspires the next."