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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Courtenay

I was held at gunpoint and put in a closet in the Georgetown Park Mall in Washington, D.C., when I was working in a store at the mall as a college student. Years later, living in a part of D.C. where the sound of gunshots is more frequent, and one had to call 911 more than any other time, I learned of why it terrified me.

I encourage those unfamiliar with the affects of trauma and PTSD to educate themselves. As a society, we have a lot of work to do. Therapy has helped me tremendously, and I am so thankful for my doctors. To this day I still have nightmares, and I am claustrophobic. Any room I enter, I am immediately looking for where the doors and windows are located. I am looking for a way out. I am still looking to survive.

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