Alicia Johnson lost her oldest son, Brandon Johnson, on October 6th, 2012. Brandon was taken away to a Mental Health Facility Complex in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and never returned home - three days into his stay, Brandon died from neglect while in a state of paralysis. However, Brandon walked into the facility, not paralyzed. When the medical examiner released his report it stated that Brandon had a broken neck and his back was broken in three places. Brandon suffered from deep vein thrombosis, a clot in one of his legs, and ultimately died from a pulmonary embolism when the clot broke loose and traveled to his lungs. This is her story…
#MothersVoices is a video campaign that aims to elevate and amplify the matriarchs of the movement by exposing their truth after losing a child to the hands of another. These strong women are sharing their stories and the pain that is often covered by the spectacle of the headlines involving racist violence. These mothers have mourned but choose to share, hurt but choose to heal, have lost but choose to fight.
Continue to follow Mothers For Justice United here, on Facebook and Twitter @Mommas4Justice for more videos of #MothersVoices featuring Mothers who have lost their children and will be leading the #MillonMomsMarch on Washington, DC, May 9th, 2015.
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