|Welcome to the inaugural newsletter of Survivors Empowered.
Eight years ago, we were shocked and unmoored by the devastating murder of our daughter in the Aurora, Colorado, mass shooting that so irrevocably changed our lives.
Since then, piece by piece, we have been rebuilding, and a key part of our journey, both mental and physical, has been reaching out to other survivors who have needlessly lost loved ones in the growing tally of mass shootings that have occurred since Aurora.
Coronavirus has changed some of what we are now doing, but our mission remains the same: to help families bridge the loneliness, anger, horror and grief of seeing the precious lives of their loved ones ended by gun violence.
Until just recently, we’ve been using our RV as both our home and a vehicle for rapidly responding to mass shootings and offering our loving support to any and all who need it. For now, we are temporarily “grounded,” but still involved via writing, speaking and “zooming.”
This newsletter is meant to keep you informed about our travels, whether physical or virtual, what we and others are doing to combat gun violence, and how you and others can call for help, or offer it.
We hope you will subscribe, let us know what you’d like to see next and continue with us as allies.
In loving solidarity,
Sandy and Lonnie Phillips |