I am asking for your support to raise funds for Gabrielle Giffords' and Mark Kelly's Americans for Responsible Solutions. My goal is for the donations to reach $12,911, representing the day my life was forever changed 01/29/11.
21 days after watching the Tucson mass shooting that killed six people and severely wounded Rep. Gabby Giffords the unthinkable happened to me. On January 29th, 2011, I was mugged and shot just outside my home in Northwest Washington DC.
The bullet just missed my spine and a major artery to my liver. It collapsed my lung, severed my liver, and punctured my diaphragm. Through the LOVE and SUPPORT of friends, family and all those in my life I made a full recovery and actively seek to live each day to the fullest.
Though different in magnitude, Rep. Gabby Giffords and I both share the personal, horrific experience of gun violence. She is a tremendous inspiration in my life because of her willingness to make a difference, her joy for life and her courage through unimaginable hardship.
Whether Tucson or DC, Aurora or Columbine, Virginia Tech, Oregon, or, most recently, Newton, far too many have been affected. We are naturally appalled at these horrendous shootings. The time has come for a productive discussion and action.
The issue requires leadership and a call for shared responsibly:
- To ensure the safety of the guns we may own and the right to their ownership
- The call for action to address mental illness and assist those suffering
- For responsible changes to gun laws
- For comfort, compassion and love for all whom we encounter
Together we can create the change we want to see and encourage a productive national debate on the issue by supporting the Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC.
Thank you for your support!
Brief Blurb on the American for Responsible Solutions PAC:
Two years ago, a mentally ill young man shot Gabby Giffords in the head, killed six of her constituents, and wounded 12 others. Since that terrible day, America has seen 11 more mass shootings "“ but no response from Congress to prevent gun violence. After the massacre of 20 children and six of their teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary though, it's clear: This time must be different.
Americans for Responsible Solutions will encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership by communicating directly with the constituents that elect them.