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Trayvon Martin was the son of Sybrina Fulton Ten years ago when he was visiting his father’s fiancée at her townhouse in Sanford, Fla. On the evening of Feb. 26, 2012, Trayvon went to a nearby convenience store to pick up Skittles and a can of Arizona.
Trayvon Martin was 17 years old.
On Feb. 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin as he walked back to the townhouse, another resident, George Zimmerman, saw him During the altercation, Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon in the chest. The shooting led to protests around the country that continued for months. Zimmerman, then 28, said that he was defending himself. While Trayvon’s death sparked a nationwide movement that continues to this day, Fulton still deals with her raw emotions, 10 years later.
About that night that changed her life — and how she still misses her son. She said I think about all the things that have happened — from talking to other families who have gone through the same thing. It’s gratifying that Trayvon is remembered and is part of making a change, but I would give it all up to have him back. Nothing good that has happened can make up for the fact that I lost my son. You hear something or see something that reminds you, and the emotions come back. I have days that are easier and days that are harder. I miss Trayvon, and I’ll miss him every day of my life.
Self-care is so important. There are days when I just sleep, watch a movie, or go shopping or to the beach. Or I’ll pray. I’ll see a friend. I’ll do something to take my mind off of things. And now 10 years later, I realize that it’s okay. I can have some time where I take care of myself.
PEOPLE: Do you talk to other moms of African Americans who are killed, whether it be by police or by civilians?
Fulton: I do. I talk to as many of them as I can. I have had to struggle with some guilt if I can’t talk to everybody. But I’ll set aside time to have those conversations. I am not taking anything away from their loss. I’m sure they’re grieving. But no, it’s not the same thing. Unless you have had a child at the beginning of their life, who is murdered by senseless gun violence, it’s not the same thing. But when I talk to other mothers who lost their kids, I know that they understand my pain and my grief.
She said ten years ago my life changed forever.