Stephanie's 4-year-old daughter Dayla was killed when she was struck by a ricocheting bullet on federal land, which people commonly use for target practice and sport. Dayla was with her father, grandfather, and twin brother at the time.
The sister of one of the educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, Hannah struggles to cope, while still believing that “love is louder.”
After losing two daughters - one to gun violence and the other in an unrelated tragedy - Kerry believes that the whole point of living is to simply preserve life.
Marilyn's son Ryan was shot at point blank range by the brother of his girlfriend. His body was stuffed into a mattress in the garage - yards away from where she, his son Jeffry, his sister Victoria, and the rest of the family were having Thanksgiving dinne
Oxsana and Peter
"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.”
Natasha's son Akeal, 14, was shot and killed on his way home from a party in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. Despite bars, stores, and bodegas that were all open at the time of the shooting, no one has stepped forward to identify the shooter.
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."
The Swanson Family
Shannon was standing next to her son when he was shot. She performed CPR until the paramedics came, but they were unable to save him.
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."
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
Jane hates athis spot in her home, as it was where she found out her sister was oneof the educators killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The mother of a young woman who was taken in the Aurora, CO, movie theater shooting, she says that “if people only knew what it’s like to be in our shoes for even a day, this problem would be gone.”
“I’ve always found peace and a sense of safety when I retreat into the woods. I feel an embrace by the trees and vegetation, I see strength that helps me feel safe and guarded.”
Eddie’s mother was killed in front of him when he was just a little over 2 years old. The murderer then tried to kill him as well.
When I asked Jay how he deals with the fact that his brother was murdered by his half-brother, he told me that he “has a very, very, very, very strong family.”
Lucy's son, Jordan, was killed in Jacksonville, Florida when a man felt threatened by his loud music.