It's been 5 months since the #Parkland massacre. On the 14th of the month I've been tweeting each of the portraits I drew.
Remembering #AlyssaAlhadeff.
A star soccer player. A devoted friend. One of the youngest to die.
14 yrs old.
I'm still here. She's not. I remember. RIP Line drawing of young woman. Text: Alyssa Alhadeff 14 years old
"He was a very funny kid, outgoing and sometimes really quiet," wrote Miguel Duque, about his baby brother #MartinDuque.
What a disgrace for our country that students are murdered in school.
Remembering Martin, 5 months after his death.
#RoadToChange Line drawing of young man in baseball cap. Text: Martin Duque 14 years old Stoneman Douglas HS
Cara means "friend" in #Irish.
Cara's funeral was held on her 15th birthday.
Her father came here from Ireland to pursue the American dream.

#msdstrong #SchoolShooting Line drawing of young woman, smiling. <br />
Text: Cara Loughran <br />
14 years old <br />
Went to school <br />
Came home dead
He should have had the chance to keep filling notebooks with poetry.
Our country's sick obsession with easy access to weapons of war put an end to that.
We can't bring him back. We can give Joaquin a voice.
#ChangeTheRef line drawing of young man. text: Joaquin Oliver. 17 years old. Born: Venezuela. Murdered: Florida. High school senior, will never graduate. Filled notebooks w/poetry. No more notebooks. no more poetry.
#HelenaRamsay participated in many extra-curricular activities: volunteering at The Rotary Community Garden & Food Forest of Coral Springs, #ModelUN, First Priority Bible Club, and more.
She was selfless. She was a diligent student. She is no more.
#msdstrong Line drawing of young woman. Text: Helena Ramsay. 17 years old. Shot dead in Holocaust class. Planned to go to college. Will not go to college.
Another member of the #msdstrong #JROTC.
Murdered while holding the door open for others.
15 years old.
We remember you, Peter. line drawing of young man. text: Peter Wang 15 year old JROTC Bravo unit murdered while holding door open for others
#GinaMontalto found friends wherever she went.
Loved cooking with her dad and grandmother.
Always looked for ways to help other people.
Shot dead at school five months ago.
All that potential, lost.
#RIP Gina.

#CommonSenseGunLaws Line drawing of young woman. Text: Gina Montalto. 14 years old. Avid reader. Illustrator. Dancer. Always wanted to try new things.
Another 14-year-old shot dead in broad daylight. At high school, in her supposedly safe town.
None of us is safe.
Not at school.
Not at the theatre, the mall, at home.
Not anywhere.
We need better laws, better enforcement, better education.

#AlainaPetty, you are missed.
#AlexSchacter played trombone in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. band.
Was posthumously admitted to #UConn, the school he dreamed of attending.
Children getting murdered by gun in school is considered by some the price we pay for the right to bear arms.
#CarmenSchentrup was buried the day before her 17th birthday.
She was a brilliant, promising young woman. We let that brilliance be extinguished. It's on us, society.
Make change or get out of the way.
#GunReformNow Line drawing of young woman. Text: Carmen Schentrup. Loved red lipstick. Taught herself German. Wanted to cure horrible diseases. Buried 2/20/18, the day before her 17th birthday.
#NicholasDworet had plenty of dreams and a million-dollar smile.
No chance to make any of those dreams come true now.
The high school senior was murdered in a #SchoolShooting five months ago.
#StopTheMadness Line drawing of young man.<br />
Text: Nicholas Dworet. 17 years old. A romantic and a dreamer. Aspired to swim in the 2020 Olympics. Loved Oreos. Had a million dollar smile.
Getting shot in the back was not part of #JaimeGuttenberg's plan.
She won't get to see her plans take shape.
What can you do about it?
Register to vote. Then go vote.

#OrangeWaveInNovember Line drawing of young woman.<br />
Text: Jaime Guttenberg. 14 years old. Passionate dancer with a life plan:
- get married at 25
- become a mother
- work as an occupational therapist.<br />
favorite color: orange
Was shot in the back.
5 months ago, #LukeHoyer's mom dropped him off at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS. As he got out of the car he said, "I love you mom." Those were the last words she’d ever hear him say. Losing a child: every parent's nightmare. Support @VPCinfo, @MomsDemand, @GiffordsCourage Line drawing of young man.<br />
Text: “I love you too, Mom”Luke Hoyer. 15 years old. <br />
last words his mother heard him say
Nothing could stop #MeadowPollack from what she wanted to achieve.
Bullets stopped Meadow and 16 others on 2/14/18.
Meadow loved her grandmother and her grandmother's smile.

#NeverAgain Line drawing of young woman. Text: “Nothing makes me happier than my grandma & her smile.” Meadow Pollack. 17 years old.“Nothing can stop her from what she wanted to achieve.” Meadow’s father.
#ScottBeigel was a geography teacher and cross-country coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS. He died after opening his classroom door to let students escape the gunman in the hallway.

Gunmen in high school hallways. Unthinkable.

#RIP Scott
#MSDStrong Line drawing of man.<br />
Text: Mr. Beigel. Geography teacher. Coach Beigel. Camp counselor. Fiancé.
 Took a bullet for his students.
#AaronFeis used his own body to shield terrified students from the bullets at MS Douglas HS five months ago today.
He was a security guard there, and an unofficial counselor. Confidante to many. Alumnus of the school.
#RIP 16/17 <br />
Line drawing of man. Text: Aaron Feis was someone who looked out for students who got in trouble, those who were struggling, those without fathers at home. When there were signs of trouble, he responded immediately. He always put everybody before himself.
Veteran of 2 Persian Gulf tours, #ChrisHixon did not survive Valentine’s Day. He headed straight into the chaos at MSDHigh, into an unwinnable confrontation with an assault-weapon-armed teen. He won’t be delivering any more life lessons. Not in person anyway
#GunControlNow Line drawing of man. Text: “Mr. Hixon. Athletic director, wrestling coach at Marjory Stoneman Davis High School.
.”He took care of us like we were his own children, just watched over us, let us learn life lessons”
.Chris Hixon, U.S. Naval Reservist. Survived two Persian Gulf deployments.<br />
Would have celebrated his 50th birthday 2/25/18.
#PortraitsOfParkland is a project of the heart, born from my grief and outrage at the senseless, preventable slaying of innocent children and adults. Gun violence takes lives every single day.
To print out postcards for mailing to legislators, go to
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