September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  Read and share stories to honor survivors whose loved ones died by gun suicide.

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Ajayy Sensei (Our Hero)

In memory of Anthony Marquis Wright

On June 11, 2017, in Albany, Georgia, my entire life changed when my daughter, Jazmen, called me, screaming, that she had been pistol whipped in front of her apartment. “Where is Anthony?” was my question to her.

“I don’t know, Mom.” Within minutes, everything changed as the officer told us we were dealing with a homicide, and it was my son, Anthony, who was running to save his sister from being senselessly beaten by a police officer’s son. My daughter was assaulted viciously. Our family have had to put our lives back together as we’ve continued to demand justice for Anthony’s murder and Jazmen’s assault.

Justice is prevailing because the perpetrator who pulled the trigger has been sentenced to life in prison, and we’re awaiting the outcome for the girl who was involved too.

I am now a parent who shares how I’ve survived having my son’s life taken. He was an amazing young man that loved life, family and his friends. I’ve made the conscious decision to help others find a better way of coping with their grief by continuing to share how I’m thriving.

We truly miss Anthony Marquis Wright.

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