September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  Read and share stories to honor survivors whose loved ones died by gun suicide.

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James Nolan

In memory of Michael

Michael was my little brother and best friend. His story was all over of the country and overseas because he is the innocent Oakland Athletics baseball prospect that was killed in a drive by shooting in Yonkers, New York. Michael was an amazing person who had a huge heart, loved to have fun, helped so many people … hard working, smart, and there are so many more great attributes. Michael saved six people’s lives by donating his organs and is a hero to not only myself but to so many other people.

I can’t put into words how much I miss him. The pain never goes away. Since my brother’s death I have created a nonprofit organization in his memory to give scholarships, advocate for gun laws and get illegal guns off of the streets. I go around making speeches all over about his story, and even work with Yonkers police on their illegal gun buyback program called Gun Tip Hotline, which is going statewide soon. I want to make a difference in my brother’s memory, to make this a better world.

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