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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Marsha Wilson

In memory of Sherman

A total nightmare for me and my family! As I begin to replay Saturday afternoon, September 20, 2014, changed my life forever. I received a call telling me my son Sherman, affectionately known as Boo-Boo, had been shot in the eye. As I begin to listen to the background, hoping that it was a prank, I could hear him yelling “Mama please come, I am not going to make it, I am going to die!” What is a mom to do at that moment as I raced to my son…

Gun violence has made me aware that it is not a choice, they don’t pick and choose who lives and who dies. I have dedicated so much of my time talking to different families about how my life has changed due to a kid reckless with a gun. I have saw many facing death in families but never expected the tragedy to happen to me and my family.

I am reminded on birthdays and holidays that there is a puzzle piece missing, and I am distracted deeply, and I am beginning to understand that PAIN changes people. Living as a survivor, I am reminded of how hard I work with being Sherman’s voice to turn my pain into purpose because I am busy working to stop gun violence! I am a Mom that demands action. Stop shooting people!

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