The woman in this photo is Karina Vargas. She is in a wheelchair because she was shot eight years ago at her high school, in a drive-by shooting.
Although she writes that “not one moment goes by where I don’t wish I could walk,” she has been able to use her misfortune as rallying cry to advocate gun control. And she was right there last weekend with the other marchers, to protest the shameful state of gun violence in our country.
Read her CNN editorial below.