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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I was an innocent bystander, coming home from work in 2009. I’d just celebrated my birthday. I was shot seven times by total strangers, and my life forever changed due to senseless gun violence. I was in the hospital and the nursing home, combined, for a year, fighting for my life and learning my life all over again. I was in a coma for week; I was paraplegic for almost five months, completely devastated because I couldn’t take care of or be there with or for my children. I couldn’t walk on my own for a year. I have had organs removed due to the damage—34 procedures total. It left me with permanent physical, emotional and psychological scars.

Every day is a struggle, but everyday is a blessing because I’m a survivor of senseless gun violence.

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