Mary Joy Scherlach

Family in Mary's Fund shirts

family with christmas tree

Eric and Maura Schwartz

In this episode, Maura and Eric talk to Karen about Maura’s mother, Mary Joy Scherlach. Mary was a school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut; on December 14, 2012, Mary gave her life protecting her students when someone entered the school and fatally shot 26 people and injured one. Following this nightmare, Mary’s family and friends created Mary’s Fund to honor Mary’s legacy.