Home renovation bittersweet occasion for Parkland widow

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Home renovation bittersweet occasion for Parkland widow

Debbi Hixon, poses for a portrait on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon is the the widow of Parkland victim, Chris Hixon, a former athletic director and military veteran, killed in the school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Her home was recently renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Memorabilia of Parkland school shooting victim Chris Hixon is displayed at his widow, Debbi Hixon's, home on the second anniversary of his death Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon was one of 17 people killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The home was recently renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
The Hixon family, Tom, Debbi, and Corey, pose for a portrait in front of a painting of Chris Hixon, a Parkland school shooting victim on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Chris Hixon was killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. His widow Debbi recently had the family home renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Debbi Hixon, shows a tattoo of a cardinal, the number fourteen, and the signature on the last Valentines Day card that husband Chris Hixon wrote on the card before he died two years ago on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Her husband was gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School along with 16 others in 2018. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
The Hixon family, sons of Chris Hixon, Corey, left, and Tom, right, lower the flag to half staff on the second anniversary of his death on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon was killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. His widow Debbi recently had the family home renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Debbi Hixon, cries as she speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon is the widow of Chris Hixon who was killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She recently had the family home renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Debbi Hixon, pauses for a moment as she cries during an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon is the widow of Chris Hixon who was killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She recently had the family home renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Debbi Hixon, fiddles with a finger print charm, on a bracelet that her husband Chris Hixon gave her before he died on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon was killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. His widow Debbi recently had the family home renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Debbi Hixon, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Her husband Chris Hixon was killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She recently had the family home renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Corey Hixon, 24, left, and Debbi Hixon, right, stand in a renovated room with memorabilia of Chris Hixon, a victim of the Parkland school shooting on the second anniversary of his death Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. “He's still part of our family and I didn't want it to feel like he's not here anymore,” she said of the home renovation completed during a whirlwind 10-days for the show “Military Makeovers.” (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Corey Hixon, 24, wears a shirt with photographs of his father, Chris Hixon, as his mother, Debbi Hixon, stands in the doorway on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Chris Hixon was killed in the school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. “He's still part of our family and i didn't want it to feel like he's not here anymore,” she said of the home renovation completed during a whirlwind 10-days for the show “Military Makeovers.” (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Debbi Hixon, left, is seen near a shadow box of her husband's funeral flowers on the second anniversary of his death on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon is the the widow of Parkland school shooting victim Chris Hixon, a former athletic director and military veteran, who was killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Toni Hixon, mother of Parkland school shooting victim, Chris Hixon, shows a engraved necklace with her son's face on the second anniversary of his death Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Chris Hixon, a former athletic director and military veteran, was one of 17 people killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Home renovation bittersweet occasion for Parkland widow

Debbi Hixon, poses for a portrait on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon is the the widow of Parkland victim, Chris Hixon, a former athletic director and military veteran, killed in the school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Her home was recently renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Memorabilia of Parkland school shooting victim Chris Hixon is displayed at his widow, Debbi Hixon's, home on the second anniversary of his death Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon was one of 17 people killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The home was recently renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
The Hixon family, Tom, Debbi, and Corey, pose for a portrait in front of a painting of Chris Hixon, a Parkland school shooting victim on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Chris Hixon was killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. His widow Debbi recently had the family home renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Debbi Hixon, shows a tattoo of a cardinal, the number fourteen, and the signature on the last Valentines Day card that husband Chris Hixon wrote on the card before he died two years ago on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Her husband was gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School along with 16 others in 2018. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
The Hixon family, sons of Chris Hixon, Corey, left, and Tom, right, lower the flag to half staff on the second anniversary of his death on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon was killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. His widow Debbi recently had the family home renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Debbi Hixon, cries as she speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon is the widow of Chris Hixon who was killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She recently had the family home renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Debbi Hixon, pauses for a moment as she cries during an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon is the widow of Chris Hixon who was killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She recently had the family home renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Debbi Hixon, fiddles with a finger print charm, on a bracelet that her husband Chris Hixon gave her before he died on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon was killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. His widow Debbi recently had the family home renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Debbi Hixon, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Her husband Chris Hixon was killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She recently had the family home renovated by the program "Military Makeovers." (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Corey Hixon, 24, left, and Debbi Hixon, right, stand in a renovated room with memorabilia of Chris Hixon, a victim of the Parkland school shooting on the second anniversary of his death Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. “He's still part of our family and I didn't want it to feel like he's not here anymore,” she said of the home renovation completed during a whirlwind 10-days for the show “Military Makeovers.” (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Corey Hixon, 24, wears a shirt with photographs of his father, Chris Hixon, as his mother, Debbi Hixon, stands in the doorway on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Chris Hixon was killed in the school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. “He's still part of our family and i didn't want it to feel like he's not here anymore,” she said of the home renovation completed during a whirlwind 10-days for the show “Military Makeovers.” (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Debbi Hixon, left, is seen near a shadow box of her husband's funeral flowers on the second anniversary of his death on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Hixon is the the widow of Parkland school shooting victim Chris Hixon, a former athletic director and military veteran, who was killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Toni Hixon, mother of Parkland school shooting victim, Chris Hixon, shows a engraved necklace with her son's face on the second anniversary of his death Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla. Chris Hixon, a former athletic director and military veteran, was one of 17 people killed in a school shooting on Valentine's Day two years ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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