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Alison Parker [AP 24]

Age 24 , Virginia

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Our daughter was a tenacious journalist, full of promise as a reporter and anchor in Roanoke, Virginia, before she was senselessly gunned down during a live news segment in August, 2015. Alison was an amazing force of nature. She was caring and ambitious. She had her dream job, and a boyfriend whom she adored. She was only 24 years old and had a long and promising career ahead of her.

She was also a devoted and accomplished dancer and loved performing on stage. In fact, for Alison, all the world was a stage. She worried that without passionate support, there would be fewer dance recitals, symphony concerts and theater performances that are accessible and affordable in rural areas, and fewer opportunities for all children to experience the arts. As devastated as we are without Alison, she would want her life remembered in celebration.

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  • Vincent Castellano - August 26, 2016 reply

    We will always remember Allison and Adam. They were great people who made a contribution to society by their work.
    Rest in peace.

  • J E Winter - August 26, 2016 reply

    Thank you for keeping Alison’s and Adam’s memory alive. Breaks my heart that we still have to fight for what should be a human right- to leave free of gun violence. Keep on! Alison and Adam would be proud.

  • Jeff Gerbino - August 26, 2016 reply

    Thank you for reminding me of this very sad ending to a young woman’s life and promising career. How sad and needless yet we continue thanks to the NRA who has blood all over their hands on this issue. “Guns don’t kill people; ignorant gun laws giving military weapons to the mentally ill and others of dubious backgrounds”

  • John LeB - August 26, 2016 reply

    Enough? No. Far, far more than enough! Elect a Congress that knows “enough” when it sees enough.

  • Ron Brown. and God bless you and all of your endeavors. Your - August 26, 2016 reply

    I was devastated last year when I saw that story, and one year later I’m still devastated. I can’t imagine that hurt and sorrow and you guys are feeling. But I’ve always hated guns and more than ever gun violence . I will keep your daughter in my prayers, and I will do everything I can to elect senators that will have the guts to stand up to the NRA. God bless you guys, and keep up the fight. I do believe this is the year that we will change these gun laws so that everyone can be safe, and no parents will ever have to go through what you guys are going Through. Take special careand God bless you and all of your endeavors. Your daughter will always be in my thoughts.

  • Leslie Weinberg - August 26, 2016 reply

    I have not been personally affected by gun violence, but the number of stories I read, including locally have an effect. There are children who find and use guns in their homes and at a friend’s. Sometimes they harm a friend or sibling, at times event their parents! Those who own guns and bullets must keep them stored safely. Even the Members of Congress who oppose Background Checks agree about the need for safety from guns.

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