Chamira's story

Chamira welcomed me back into her life in 2018. She was working as a CNA and planning to go to nursing school. Later that summer, she was shot in the stomach when a stray bullet entered her car while visiting friends in Chicago, and her nursing dreams were put on hold. The Chicago Tribune did a story about Chamira, looking into why it took two weeks for her case to get the police department’s attention.

Since Aug. 5, 2018, she’s been recovering and working jobs that give her flexible hours and time to rest. This year, Chamira is back in school and studying for her associate’s degree, with the plan to work in health care administration. She wants to provide more opportunities for her son, who has Autism. She’s glowing. 

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