October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Read and share stories to honor survivors whose lives have been changed by domestic violence.

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Forlesia Cook

In memory of Marty William McMillan Jr. No Answer No Peach

Marty William McMillan Jr. was 22 years old, beginning his manhood. He was my grandson and the love of my life. He was shot seven times and left in the woods like trash and not found for six months. We received his remains, and now he is in an urn in my living room. I cry every day, I hurt every day. The person who killed him was 42 years old.

My grandson met a girl on a dating site and went to visit her and was killed by her boyfriend. I am fighting for justice for him and others in my area. My grandson did not deserve to be treated that way and was not doing anything wrong to be killed that way.

If we don’t fight against these laws and killers who use guns for such horrendous ways, then what will this world become? How are these kids and people getting these guns and nothing is being done about this from Congress and our legislators? I fight for this to change.

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