Thursday, March 01, 2012

Reaching Out

A few weeks ago, there was a devestating tragedy in my family. My cousin was pulled from the shower by her former boyfriend and shot. He'd already gone after her roomates, killing one and injuring two others, before lighting the house on fire. After shooting Shaunna again, he turned the gun on himself.

She's lost all her belongings in the fire, and probably vision in one eye - deeply concerning since she makes her living as a graphic artist and so cannot work right now. My Aunt Kerri set up a fund to help - http://www.indiegogo.com/Mother-of-Domestic-Violence-Shooting-Victim-Reaches-Out-For-Help

I know it is personal, and so shouldn't be on my professional page, but I can't help myself.

For more on Shaunna's story, listen to her tell it in her own words in this interview (Well, as best she can considering her jaw is wired shut) http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/03/01/woman-targeted-in-east-hollywood-shooting-tells-her-story/

2 comments:

Nicole Maki said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin Shaunna and this horrifying crime that she suffered.

I'll be keeping her and your family in my prayers.

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