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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Kacie Nicole Margis

I remember the screams and the blood throughout the parking lot as we ran for our lives. I remember the sound of my sister’s voice when she looked up and saw a woman’s head bleeding. I remember feeling people step on me as we lay on the ground with our heads down when the shooting first began. I remember telling myself to breathe deep breaths because it would be easier to manage a bullet wound if I wasn’t freaking out when I got hit. I remember my heart fluttering and the fear that my heart condition would make it difficult for me to run.

I remember sending text messages to my family and calling my parents to tell them we were in the middle of a mass shooting. I remember repeating, “I love you,” because I wanted to say it as many times as I could just in case I wouldn’t be able to again. I remember my mom singing, “You are my Sunshine,” and me feeling the warmth and love in her voice as my sister and I hid beneath the stage. I remember the guilt of surviving and the pain of knowing our lives would never be the same.

Reacting shows support for gun violence survivors.