Chicago Teen Speaks Out Against Gun Violence

hadiya pendleton collageThe memory of Hadiya Pendleton is not too far from the mind of Lawrence Sellers. He was there when she was shot, and was injured during the incident. She was a friend.

He has to ask himself why this had to happen? Why must he now relive the moments of her death, a scene that replays in his mind? How should he move past it?

Sellers, who protected his girlfriend by taking a bullet, was injured in his left leg. The wound will keep him from doing some of his favorite activities such as basketball and skateboarding. Although it is a smaller price to pay than Hadiya, he wonders why anyone should have to pay a price at all.

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