My name is Markethia Hill Davis, and I am a mother of three beautiful kids . I was affected by gun violence, when I lost my eldest son. On September 18, 2011 my son was shot down by an AK-47. He was an innocent bystander, and was shot in the back of the head, and left for dead. I remember the night that I received the call around 2:35 A.M., to hear my mother tell me, my son, Man ( the name I called him) had been shot. I immediately got out of my bed, running trying to get to him. On this date, we had planned to celebrate my youngest son's birthday, but instead we were mourning a brutal death, that left a big void in our hearts and lives. On September 19, was my birthday, but instead of celebrating, I was preparing to make funeral arrangements. I went through a time when all I could do was cry. The crying led to depression and anxiety, and I was then put on medication. I thought I was going to lose my mind, and I couldn't think for myself.