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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Kimberley Gatbunton

In memory of Joshua

It was a 4 a.m. phone call that forever changed our lives, telling us that our son Joshua had been shot. We didn’t know until we reached the hospital and saw him lying on a cold metal slab, blackened eye and lifeless, that he was killed that day by a GSW.

My husband later saw them carry our son away in a body bag, a memory that still haunts him today.

Ten years later, court procedures, defendants jailed and released, our son Josh will never hug me again, run (a passion of his) or SMILE his cheesy grin. I have his cell phone greeting to hear his voice when I am extremely low. While it’s no replacement for Josh, it is comfort to me in times of despair and great sadness. I miss you always, my Tall Ray of Sunshine. 1/9/88 – 9/3/08

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