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New podcast highlights the journey of Philadelphia shooting survivor
By Anthony Orozco, WITF | June 8, 2022
Stoneleigh Fellow Jessica Beard spoke to WITF and joined Kouvenda Media for the Stronger Every Day podcast to discuss Walter Willis and his story of survival and recovery after experiencing gun violence.
Last weekend, three people were killed and eleven were injured in a shooting in Philadelphia’s Queen’s Village neighborhood. In the hours following the event, news outlets began sharing information of the victims killed in the attack.
Rarely seen in news reports about shootings, though, are the stories of those who survive.
In a new podcast for Kouvenda Media called Stronger Every Day: Healing After Gun Violence, citizen journalist Tashawn Strother, tells the recovery story of her son, Walter Willis, who was shot on New Year’s Eve, 2019.