My name is Natasha M. I have several friends that were lost in the pulse shooting. One of my good friends I went to high school with Stanley was one of the first 3 put on the list of no longer being with us. I also lost my good friend Cory that day and several more. I also have several of my friends who were shot and injured majorly from the shooting.
Tony and Angel are extremely close friends of mine. Thankfully they pulled through and made it through and are still here today but they still deal with multiple problems from their injuries. It’s a struggle and learning process everyday for them. My younger brother is also gay and he just left in time before anything happened that night. But he wasn’t to far at all when those first gun shots took place. Then No one could get a hold of him by his phone or anything for hours till 2-3pm that following day. I’ll never forget my good friend who’s an Orlando PD confronting us and get us and telling us that everything was gonna be ok. I’d love to get a tattoo in honor of that day and my friends I lost.
Natasha was tattooed on June 3, 2018 by artist Steve Roberts at Ascension Tattoo in Orlando, Florida.