Join us on June 7-9th for Wear Orange, as we unite in our call to end gun violence and honor the more than 120 people who are shot and killed, and hundreds more who are wounded and traumatized, every day in our country. Read some of the stories of those affected by gun violence below.

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Alice Jo Floyd Sexton

In memory of Alice Jo Floyd Sexton

I am a gun violence survivor by suicide. My mom killed herself with a gun when I was two, on Valentine’s Day. I turned three a couple months later. I came to find out she had schizophrenia and was an alcoholic. I did not know this until around the age of 10. This is also the time I myself was diagnosed with ADHD. Then later on diagnosed with bipolar.

I made a commitment that I was not going to follow in her footsteps, and would go out and spread awareness about people with mental illness and the effects it might have on a person. And I’d try to bring awareness of how one possibly might commit suicide if they are in a crisis.

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