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Gun control advocates to stream 'A Hole in My Heart' this week

“A Hole in My Heart,” an original production capturing the immeasurable grief of gun violence survivors, is available to stream through Sunday to mark National Gun Violence Survivors Week.

Written by Henderson County residents Doreen Blue and Eileen Douglas, the film featuring a moving series of diverse monologues is performed by local community theater actors and gun safety activists. Click here to watch the video.

All donations to view this drama will go to the Riley Howell Foundation Fund, an organization supporting families affected by gun violence. The foundation was formed by the family of Riley Howell, a UNC-Charlotte student from Waynesville who was shot and killed in April 2019 trying to save his classmates from an armed attacker. Riley is just one of more than 100 people a day that are killed by guns, leaving a hole in the hearts of their families and friends. Donations to the foundation may be made here.

Active in local community theater, Doreen Blue is also the author of “Stories from the M.O.B., Mothers of the Brides,” which has been performed in several community theaters and senior centers in Western North Carolina.
Rev. Eileen Douglas is a former schoolteacher and retired minister who is currently working on a doctoral degree in Transformative Social Change at Saybrook University.
Doreen and Eileen are active volunteers in the Hendersonville group of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly six million supporters and more than 375,000 donors.