STOCKTON — Life goes on and you can have a positive impact on the world after a traumatic loss.
That’s the message many survivors and family members of violent crime victims shared Monday at the Stockton waterfront as they walked or ran a 5-kilometer course to remember a loved one lost to homicide.
Roshan Campos never misses the opportunity to support victims and family members. The mother of Carlitha Villalobos, who was 19 when she was shot to death with two other young people in north Stockton almost five years ago, said it makes a difference.
“It is important to let other parents know there is life even after the death of a child. There is hope,” said Campos, who was joined by 50 to 75 people participating in the first Wellness Walk of Remembrance hosted by the Victim-Witness Unit of the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 7-13.
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