The heartbreak of a parent who loses a child is no doubt overwhelming.
Elisa Lopez, lost her innocent 14-year old son to random gang violence.
Richie Carrillo was not in a gang, he was a good kid—who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
When Richie was killed, his mother Elisa turned her grief into action…and into eventually something positive.
Not only did she not rest until her son’s killers were caught—she took steps to keep other children in her neighborhood from suffering the same fate.
Meet one of our 2017 Citizens of Courage, Elisa Lopez. [TWEET THIS]