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Ada Washington

Greater Charleston Moms Demand Action

My name is Ada. In 2018, my world was shattered when my baby boy was shot and killed at a basketball court. He was 17. Forever 17. I only had two sons. My world is forever rocked by this loss.

This was my baby. My child I carried — now he is gone. So many nights I cried and cried. The pits of my stomach ached. I actually discovered where my “soul” is; the pain was hollow, and you could literally feel it. The pain never goes away. You just get stronger.

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