Christopher Hixon was a victim of the tragic events that took place at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. He was gunned down while running towards the shooter in order to stop him from taking more innocent lives and despite his wounds continued to stand guard, until police arrived, after the shooter had departed in case he returned. Chris was an Athletic Director, Coach, and Campus Monitor during 20+ year career within the Broward County Public Schools of Blanche Ely High School, South Broward High School, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Additionally, Chris Hixon was a retired U.S. Navy Machinist Mate First Class having served 27 honorable years, 5 active duty and 22 reserve, in support of our nation. His love for his student-athletes was well known throughout his career as he always went the extra mile to ensure they were taken care of.
About the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
The Siller Family started the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers.
The goal of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to continue Stephen’s legacy by supporting our nation’s first responders and service members. The Smart Home Program, constructs specially adapted, technology-enabled homes for our most catastrophically injured service members. By the end of 2018, we will have constructed 66 of these fully-serviceable homes. From tragedy to hope, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is there for families of first responders that suffer insurmountable loss. For the children of fallen NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia, their brand new mortgage-free home, funded by the Foundation and its partners, is a symbol of their mother's sacrifice. In December, Toys 4 Texas Toy Drive brought families hit by Hurricane Harvey a little happiness just in time for the holidays. With the help of 36 FDNY members, we distributed thousands of toys to children whose lives were devastated by the storm.
Your hard work on behalf of the Foundation enables us to continue to provide the help the families of our veterans and first responders so desperately need.
Please email T2TClimb@Tunnel2Towers.org for answers to any other questions you might have.