August, 19 2017
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"Cradle to the Grave" What it Really Means to Get Shot
In many major cities across the country drive by shootings and gang violence are becoming more common. Teens sometimes get caught up in the gamour of gangs and the need for respect and sometimes lose site of what it really means to get shot. In Fact last year on average nearly two victims of gunshot wounds were treated each day. A group of Philadelphia doctors got tired of seeing kids come into the emergency room night after night full of bullets, so they started a program called "Cradle to the Grave".
The programs bring troubled teens into the emergency room to see what getting shot is all about. The hope is that with a first hand look at kids getting treated or from watching kids die of gunshot wounds that these teens will think twice about gun violence.
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