‘A Better Tomorrow’ – Teen’s book aims to help those coping with loss due to gun violence
A mother-son duo is on a mission to help children and their families learn methods of coping after losing a loved one, meeting with children from Fort Greene to share a story of overcoming grief based on a true life experience.
Jahzir Crawford, 13, wrote "A Better Tomorrow" in memory of his father, Jamor Crawford, who was fatally shot and is hoping by sharing his story of healing after trauma, it will help others do the same.
Ana Miranda, Jahzir's mother, tells News 12 that she realized they needed to turn their anger into strength by starting the Nickels Foundation to promote counseling, healing after traumatic events and teaching gun violence prevention.
The family says their foundation plans to continue hosting both children and family events and, in the future, host weekly bereavement programs.