Despite only having the use of his head and part of his right arm, Luis says that he wouldn’t trade places with the homeless people and drug addicts he sees when, as he says, “he goes out for a roll”.
Marilyn's son Ryan was shot at point blank range by the brother of his girlfriend. His body was stuffed into a mattress in the garage - yards away from where she, his son Jeffry, his sister Victoria, and the rest of the family were having Thanksgiving dinner.
Natasha's son Akeal, 14, was shot and killed on his way home from a party in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. Despite bars, stores, and bodegas that were all open at the time of the shooting, no one has stepped forward to identify the shooter.
Atiff - along with his nephew Troy - was shot during a robbery. Troy was hit once and killed almost immediately. Atiff was shot 15 times and lived, although he remains paralyzed from the neck down. His wife Carissa will need to care for him for the rest of his life. (He has since died due to complications from his injuries.)