Legacy Lives On: Victims’ Families Come Together for Grief, Support

This is the story of Clarissa Turner, a mother in mourning whose 24-year-old son Marquis was murdered in 2011. Marquis was shot in the back of the head and found lying on a street in Boston.

My tomorrow never came,” Turner said.

Through her own grief, Clarissa discovered a way to help other families cope with the tragedy of homicide. She founded Legacy Lives On, a support group for parents and other family members who have lost a loved one in this horrific way. The group focuses on bringing awareness to how families are being affected by street violence.

Through Legacy Lives On, these families have begun to find hope, something so valuable for their journey through the grieving process.

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