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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I survived being shot in my head during a domestic violence situation that had nothing to do with me. I lost my daughter, my relationship, my car, my home, my face, and months of my life due to being in the hospital and a coma. My son will forever be traumatized because I was talking to him as it happened. I can remember everything, and sometimes I wonder if he can too.

Sometimes I wish I would’ve just passed out, so I wouldn’t have had to experience hearing that death-curdling scream from my three-year-old. Sometimes I wish I would’ve died instead of my daughter. I can remember being in a coma and wanting to wake up so bad, but I couldn’t, and then wishing I were dead instead.

Today I still deal with PTSD and constant put-downs because my face is paralyzed. Sometimes I even avoid people. I’m starting to learn how to live like this, with this thing that was handed to me by an upset person with a gun. I still wonder why? How ?

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