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Isabel Reyes

In memory of Eric Reyes Eric Reyes Foundation

On February 6, 2016, my life changed forever. My son left that Saturday morning to go have brunch with his friend. I was home; I heard four loud gunshots in my area. Minutes later, I found out that my son, Eric Reyes, 18 years old, was shot in the back while driving.

My son was taken from me; his life was robbed! Eric was a 4.0 GPA student and worked part time. He had dreams, he had goals, and everything was shattered.

Having to live without my son has been the hardest thing. It has been a hard journey for me. I am still going to court for justice for my son. There were three gang members that took my son’s life because he had a red air freshener. It’s been five years now, and I’m still going to court for justice!

I will forever fight for justice. I will not rest until justice is served.

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