At a recent performance in New York, gun violence survivors shared stories of loss and resilience.
Shot and Forgotten23 Stories
The toll of America’s gun violence epidemic is usually measured in lives lost — more than 35,000 each year. Ignored, almost completely, are the many more people who are shot every year, and survive.
Ever imagine what it's like to be shot? Reporters Amber Hunt of the Cincinnati Enquirer and Elizabeth Van Brocklin of The Trace traveled the country talking to people who know too well.
Surviving a shooting, or losing a loved one to a bullet, can result in a lifetime of struggle. Especially when new horrors play on a loop.
Gunshot Survivors May Be Eligible for Crime Victim Compensation. Here’s Everything You Need to Know to Apply.
A resource for shooting survivors seeking financial support.
States Set Aside Millions of Dollars for Crime Victims. But Some Gun Violence Survivors Don’t Get the Funds They Desperately Need.
“There is this money that’s just sitting there and underutilized because people don’t know about it or are unable to access it,” said one expert.
"I don't even have a primary care doctor."
New research shines a light on an understudied, and enormous, expense.
"In the beginning, anything frightens you."
Clai Lasher-Sommers was a child when her stepfather nearly killed her. Her recovery will never end.
The Senate plan would put the cost of treatment out of reach for thousands of people who have suffered firearm injuries.
For every person killed by a gun in America, two more survive their injuries. “Bullets Without Names” documents one victim’s ongoing recovery.
Cuts could strain the long-term viability of an aid program for survivors of shooting assaults and other crimes.
Debilitated by bullet wounds, Derrick Strong now finds himself cut off from the means to a full recovery.