"I believe there is a greater purpose. "We have to make something positive come out of this tragedy," Katie’s mom Gina stated during a special segment of Today
Katie Meyer, the Stanford University soccer player, is being remembered by her parents.
Gina and Steve Meyer joined Morgan Rodgers and Tyler Hilinski's parents for a segment on Today. They spoke about their children, how they push for change, and the unimaginable tragedies that they have experienced.
Steve said, "It would be easy to just stay home and cry the whole day." That's the easiest way. We must step up and help in any way that we can. Gina stated, "When your children go to college, it is dark." "You don't get any information about your children."
Steve stated, "If only we had baseline information, then maybe we would have stepped in and prevented this," emphasizing that "if we had known one thing."
Gina broke down in tears, explaining that she believes there is a greater purpose. "We must make something positive out of this tragedy. If we're going be the ones to step up, then we're going be the ones to make some improvements -- that's how i feel."
In honor of their daughter's birthday, Steve and Gina launched Katie's Save to help college students. It is "a movement for change within our University system" that supports students in navigating campus life.
Katie's Save's "initial attempt to change" is to create a University Policy that allows students to request notification from their university/college regarding situations where the student may be in difficult circumstances and need support.
The movement's goal is to ensure safety and well-being for all college students.