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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Danie B

I went out to a bar in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, on Easter 2017, with a friend. She saw an old friend she knew and started talking to him. Her friend introduced me to his cousin. At first I had a really bad gut instinct about this guy, but I ignored the feeling yet again. He asked me for my number, and I gave it to him. Once I left the club and got to my friend’s house, not too far from downtown, he called me and asked to see me. I agreed and sent him my location. Once he arrived, he FaceTimed me. On the phone he said he was in a silver car.

I walked outside, in the front of the housing complex. Once outside I saw a red and a silver car parked side by side. I got into the silver car, hugged him and that was my last memory of that night. I ended up getting shot five times. Once in my face, leaving me blind, twice in the top of my head, once in my shoulder, and once in my thumb.

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