These statistics are about our children – our daughters, our sons, our nieces,our nephews, our neighbors, our friends, our classmates. It affects all of us in the end.
In the late hours of Sunday, October 17, 1999, our daughter, Maggie Wardle, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend on the campus of Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Our website tells her story and the steps in our journey since losing her.
We were all naive to believe that because we loved her and protected her so much that she was safe from violence. Because this has happened to our Maggie, we know that it can happen to any of us, in any family, in any town, from any background, at any time. It does not mean that we have to live in fear of violence, but that we must do something to decrease violence where we live. Before Maggie died, we felt – like most people do – that this would never happen to us or our family. But now we are connected to others who have lost loved ones to violence and we know we must try and do something about it.
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Martha and Rick Omilian
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