If you were a victim of gun violence, then this blog post is for you. I am reaching out to anyone whose life was drastically affected by an act of gun violence.
My story is told in part on my blog. You may read the older posts. I also wrote a book on my story of survival, pain and healing.
I would like to hear from you if you too suffered as a result of gun violence. I am particularly interested in how you coped, how the healing process is coming along for you and if you are now doing anything that you may not have done if you had not been shot.
The purpose of doing this is to start a blog series with stories from survivors. The intention is to provide stories that imbue hope for others who may be struggling to cope with a desperate situation. Through reading about the overcoming of adversity by others, perhaps someone might be able to make a positive change in their life.
Initially I am focusing on gun violence but I am willing to interview victims of violence generally.
If you are willing to be interviewed so that your story can inspire someone else, please leave a message in the comments below or you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The stories will be published with or without real names depending on your choice. Primary (actually injured) or secondary (affected but not shot) victims are welcomed.
In my third book, I wrote about the value of deflecting attention away from yourself to help others. It really does work to help you heal when you help someone else. I look forward to hearing from some of you, as we take this leap forward to help others.
Leave a comment in the space below to let me know your thoughts.