Heather Heyer's Mom Shares An Important Message That Leaves Us In Tears

Heather Heyer via Facebook

Heather Heyer via Facebook

There is no more devastating experience than the loss of a child. 

Heather's mother, Susan Bro, now knows just what that feels like. Her 32-year-old daughter was killed last Saturday when a car plowed into a group of people gathered in Charlottesville to protest the, now infamous, white nationalist rally. In addition to Heather's death, 34 other folks were injured — injured and killed in an effort to stand up and be seen.

Heather died because she dared to insist she be heard. 

As a mother, can you imagine the heartbreak? Can you imagine the pride you'd feel for your child who believed so fervently in equality that she'd die for it?

A public memorial for Heather was held today; Susan had some important things to say about the loss of her child. 

First, quoting Heather: “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”

Second: "They tried to kill my child to shut her up, but guess what? You just magnified her."

And finally, the absolute gut punch: "I'd rather have my child, but by golly, if I had to give her up, we're gonna make it count."

And by golly, we are. 

Heather, we see you. We hear you. We mourn you. We celebrate you.

image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

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