Episode | #051

Giovonnie Cameron

My son never was allowed to play with guns. He never got it for Christmas, anyone bought him a gun I gave it back. But if I would've allowed him to, then he would've know the difference between a real gun and a fake gun.”

At least 100 children, ages 14 and below, are accidentally shot and killed each year in the United States. That is what happened one week in July of 2015, a week when nine people were shot and killed in Milwaukee. The youngest victim was 13 year-old Giovonnie Cameron, accidentally killed by his cousin who found the gun in a park.

(Photo by Calvin Mattheis for the Journal Sentinel)

If you or someone you know is struggling with the loss of a child due to violence, there is help available from Project Ujima at Children’s Hospital.


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