She changed her mind, then changed her life

“I just remember being really little, and instead of wanting to go play with the other kids, I just wanted to stay in the bathroom at school and braid my hair, or the other kid’s hair. I would save my lunch money to buy braiding books from Scholastic. I had an aunt...

Remembering Carlos, her “big beautiful boy”

On December 22, 2021, Amapola’s life was forever changed by the tragic loss of her 16 year-old son, Carlos, to gun violence. Carlos was a tenth grader at Wyandotte High School and leaves behind his mom and four siblings, Itati, Luis, Isabella, and Jordan; his...