Donna comes and cleans my office every day. Her son was killed last Mardi Gras. We talk about Manny frequently. She’s strong, but the pain and distress in her life are evident. She was looking for some grief counseling resources. With the help of Howie and his lovely wife I think she’s got a line on that. Thanks.
Today is the one year anniversary of Manny’s death. Donna took out a memorial notice in the paper, and she was wearing a commemorative t-shirt. I asked if I could take her picture.
I was confused, because Manny was killed on Mardi Gras, which was last week. Then I remembered that Mardi Gras moves around the calendar, of course. February 28 will always be a special day of memory for Donna. And for me too. And I asked if I could share her picture. I think it’s important to remember.
Yesterday Donna shared with me the autopsy report, which she’d only just received herself. I’ve never read such a document. It was chilling. Manny was shot eleven times, but only one bullet was fatal.
I wrote about some other details of Manny’s case a couple weeks ago.
We do grief counseling at Trinity, in case she’s still looking. Its a sliding scale agency–many of my clients pay $5, sometimes, less. Just FYI.
Tell Donna thanks for staying strong, and staying here.
Bless her heart.
Peace to Donna-and New Orleans
Thank you for Sharing this. Good thoughts or prayers or whatever you wanna callem to her and the rest of their family. And Always for you and Xy.
MY GRANDMOTHER (DONNA) AND MY MOTHER(JOHNERIKA) ARE BOTH 2 VERY STRONG WOMEN THEY HAVE BEEN HANGING IN THERE AND DOING WHAT THEY GOTTA DO SINCE MY DADDY’S BEEN GONE. I KNOW HE’S IN A BETTER PLACE NOW BUT I WISH HE WAS HERE WITH HIS KIDS AND FAMILY!
Thanks to each and everyone of you for your kind words and thoughts,especially to you Bart for sharing my story and for your words of encouragement that you give me everyday. This has”nt been an easy traveled road for me.Thaank God for the memories I have of Manny and his (2)two sons Aikeem ,Age 8 and Jermaine age (2) that will always be a part of him.And also to all the kind people that I”ve encountered.May God bless and continue to keep all of you safe.