Michele Shanahan-DeMoss spoke to the Community Health students on Friday, September 13. She shared experiences with student nurses about when her daughter was killed by a stray bullet during a 4th of July celebration in 2011. She was 11 years old when she died.
Shanahan-DeMoss described her perspective from the viewpoint of a parent whose child is suddenly injured and rushed to the hospital where she died a day after being shot. She also told students about Blair’s Foster Socks foundation that Blair had been developing when she died and her mother set-up to execute Blair’s dreams and to honor her.
When Blair’s family was given another foster child to care for, Blair’s first question was always, “Why do foster kids always show up with stuffed animals, but no one can find them socks?”
Students in the Community Health class presented Michele with a donation of socks following her presentation. To learn more about the foundation and how to contribute see the website: blairsfostersocks.org