Andrea Jaeger visits Newtown, Connecticut

by: Matt Cronin | December 16, 2012

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Former world No. 2 Andrea Jaeger visits Newtown, Connecticut, to offer comfort to the community after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. Jaeger has been heavily involved in charity work since she retired from pro tennis in 1987. She runs the “Little Star Foundation,” which helps young cancer patients.

“They can’t believe that things will ever get better,” Jaeger told Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News about the schoolchildren who survived the tragedy. “You have to make children, even children who have gone through something as horrible as this, believe that things will get better. It starts with giving them love.”

Jaeger also visited Dunblane, Scotland, the hometown of Andy Murray, after a similar event in 1996.

“You talk to people,” she said, “you say prayers, you go to church. You try to be here in person to help however you can. In Dunblane, I believe it made a difference.”

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