“A mother’s shoe collection takes bittersweet step towards forgiveness”

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“Lane has set out to amass 3,792 pairs of shoes, the number of people under age 19 she said were killed nationally the same year as her son. She couldn’t get that figure out of her head, nor could she ignore news reports of kids dying violently in cities. And it didn’t help when she learned more young people were dying across the country than soldiers in the first two years of the Iraq War.” – blog

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“Ghost of Sneakers Past”


“Lane, of Irvington, N.J.,  started the anti-violence program called David’s Shoes. She takes her trail of shoes, including the tattered brown work boots her son was wearing when he was shot, to schools around New Jersey. The message of her exhibit is for young people to value life.” –

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