The mother of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen shot and killed by George Zimmerman, wrote a letter to Michael Brown’s family, written “exclusively for Time.” In the letter, Sybrina Fulton expressed her heartfelt support and issued a call to action, saying, “If they refuse to hear us, we will make them feel us.” Read a portion of her letter below.
To The Brown Family,
I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don’t. I wish I could say that it will be alright on a certain or specific day but I can’t. I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it won’t. What I can do for you is what has been done for me: pray for you then share my continuing journey as you begin yours.
I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence. Of particular concern is that so many of these gun violence cases involve children far too young. But Michael is much more than a police/gun violence case; Michael is your son. A son that barely had a chance to live. Our children are our future so whenever any of our children – black, white, brown, yellow, or red – are taken from us unnecessarily, it causes a never-ending pain that is unlike anything I could have imagined experiencing.
Read the full letter on Time.com.