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

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Barber Dave

At about 6 in the evening in the year 2020, around October, I got shot with a AK-47 in a main artery in my upper leg. It was a mistaken identity, which crippled me for life. I can’t work anymore, can’t get Social Security benefits. I’m not sure why. Last two years I’ve been trying to get it and got denied, but I survived. I was supposed to come in a body bag to the hospital. It was a shocking experience. I still can’t feel half of my leg and foot.

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