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

total hearts received for Moments That Survive

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.

Reacting shows support for gun violence survivors.