Orlando: My City & My Heart, by Alina

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

"Born and raised in Orlando, I was horrified when my city became the home of the worst mass shooting in US history. A retired crime scene investigator, I was called to respond to the Pulse shooting incident to identify the victims.

I spent 2 days becoming intimately familiar with each of their 49 stories - learning of the friends who reported them missing and the loved ones who would never see them again. I could do nothing to take away this pain. All I could do was help get them back to their families so the grieving and healing could begin.

Orlando will always be my city and my heart, and I'm thankful for the love and support everyone has shown." ~Alina



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