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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In Memory of Jeremiah Mcdade

Jeremiah Mcdade was killed on May 12, 2017.

Prior to that day, Jeremiah was in Montgomery, Alabama, visiting and preparing to start a job. That morning was just like any other morning. We had our morning talk, and he mentioned to me about staying possibly for the summer and working a job and then returning back to Atlanta after his son’s mother finished school. We chatted and he told me how much he loved his girlfriend and son. At about 2:30 I got a call saying he had been shot. I panicked and I quickly drove to Alabama. When I was coming to exit 18, LaGrange, Georgia, I got the call he was gone and my life instantly changed. I later that day found out he was killed over a girl that wasn’t his girlfriend!! Every day me and my fight with this hurts. Some days are OK, but most days are very hard. What brings me a little comfort is his forever love, Little Daylan. We knew how much Jeremiah wanted to be a great dad to him. We will continue to love Daylan and keep Jeremiah’s name alive until we meet again.

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