Thank you so much for your interest in the stories of survivors of gun violence. At this time we are not longer adding new stories to Faces of Courage. You can submit your story on our new Memory wall at Moments that Survive, which is a new space for victims and survivors to share how gun violence has impacted their lives.
My son, Joe, was a gentle giant. At 24, he was just under 6-feet-6-inches tall and a talented athlete. But Joe was much more than that: he had a kind soul that attracted a wide spectrum of people including “jocks,” “gamers,” artists, and others. It was July of 2015, and Joe was living with his mom with two sisters, Gracie and Maddie. It was a typical day like any other, but what was a bit unusual was that a childhood friend of Joe’s, whom he hadn’t seen in a very long time, reached out to him … [Read more...]