While Dre hasn't yet regained his ability to talk, walk, or feed himself more than 6 or 7 forkfuls, he's doing a lot better since - as his mother says - "they put his skull back on".
The impact of gun violence stays with a survivor long after the initial healing is done. Antonius feels he was at his lowest point - mentally, physically, and emotionally - about seven months after his shooting... when he transitioned out of being a victim and back into society.
On New Years Eve, about 15 years ago, "celebratory gunfire" left a bullet in Joe's head. He's had over 60 surgeries since and is confined to a wheelchair... with migraines and double vision.
"And he just kept telling me to shut up, to shut the fuck up."
Their older brother Troy was shot during a robbery. He was hit once and killed.
Herman gets comfort for his PTSD at his storefront church in Harlem - they're the rare moments of peace that he has since his adult son was shot and died in his arms.
Since her shooting, Kimberly has worked to advocate for and support other survivors of domestic violence.
The girls still regularly visit the corner where Akeal, Myzinae's boyfriend, was killed over two years ago.
Alexandria's brother committed suicide with an unsecured firearm found at their father's house. Some time later, her stepmother - distraught with guilt and grief - also committed suicide.
Kari, visiting her son Bradley's grave at the Inter-tribal Burial Ground in Elgin, OK.
"I was outside crying one night and Peter noticed. He left for a few minutes and came back with leftover birthday candles. He put them in a little tealight cup with dirt, lit them up and came up and gave me a big hug, sat down next to me and started telling me, “Mom, please don’t cry. He is okay. Nicholas is okay. He’s an angel now. He can fly. He is, he’s okay, you know.”
After having been shot multiple times over the years, Khayree doesn't like to go outside much anymore.
"I felt a gun on my forehead, in between my eyes and it was heavy and it was cold."
The shooter who burst into Judi's daughter Darien's bedroom and started firing is still at large. The Portland, ME Police Department consider her murder a cold case.
"I just, I need those answers. I need to know what happened to my sister. I'm telling you, I'll never believe she pulled that trigger."
Currently a student at Georgetown, Sarah's activism comes - in part - from being part of the Newtown, CT community. Her mother continues to teach at Sandy Hook.
In suburban Las Vegas, Darchel often goes into her daughter Brooklynn's room when she wants to feel connected. Brooklynn, who was taught gun safety from a young age, was killed by an unsecured gun at the home of a friend.
Alex, Tom's son, was killed in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting. Not wishing to give the killer the notoriety he seeks, Tom simply refers to him as "it".
She says she'll never know why someone ambushed and killed her son, Pierre Paul Jean-Paul Jr., outside the Chinese takeout place that night.
Lucy's son, Jordan, was killed in Jacksonville, Florida when a man felt threatened by his loud music.