About Kacey

Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson, a survivor of the savage 1999 attacks at Columbine High School, uses her message of faith and resilience to inspire hope in the face of diverse challenges.

Over My Shoulder

On April 20, 1999, Kacey Ruegsegger was a newly transferred junior at Columbine High School. As she sat down to read a magazine in the library that morning, she had no idea she would soon find herself at the center of an American tragedy, an event that would forever change the course of her life. In the aftermath of the infamous shooting, Kacey had to fight for her life and nearly lost her right arm. Thanks to a doctor’s genius and a lifesaving bone and tissue donation, she recovered and found herself on a path to helping others heal. In this story of faith and courage, Kacey recounts how she overcame unimaginable trauma—both physical and spiritual—to build a life, a family, and a home unscathed by the evil she endured.




Kacey is honored to share her powerful story with audiences and organizations across the country and around the world.


The New View Over My Shoulder

I suppose I didn’t realize the title of my book, Over My Shoulder, would continue to hold so many new

Doctors Who Dream

I never wanted to need to meet these doctors. But, their investments in my life story have helped to build

Filling Buckets and Building Castles

I sometimes feel dizzy, spinning around, filling buckets every moment of every day. Going into week eight of staying home

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