“Love Wins” puts positive light on tragedy

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The lyrics of Joel McNulty's original song, "Love Wins," outline the events of April 13th. It's the day 14-year-old Reat Underwood, his grandfather Dr. William Corporon, and Terri LaManno were gunned down in the parking lots of the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom.

It was an unthinkable crime that McNulty couldn't get out of his mind.

"I have a 14-year-old niece, you know? And my goodness, I can't imagine," he said.

McNulty wrote a song showing his hurt and anger, but also his hope for how love would overcome.

"There's a message of pain in that song, but mostly it's about love and the fact that that's above everything," McNulty said.

McNulty said he saw the power of love in the families of the victims, from the nearly 2,000 people gathered outside Reat and his grandfather's funeral, and even in the support he received in producing "Love Wins."

"I had calls from all kinds of people you know from different states offering," he said.

Now he hopes more will continue to support the victims' memories by downloading his song. All proceeds go to a fund set up by the JCC to honor the victims.

"People are pretty amazing. For every bad apple, there are a 100,000 beautiful people," he said.

If you want to download "Love Wins," click here.

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