On March 18, 2012, my sister, Sandra Vashti Bajnath-Tika was murdered in front of her South Ozone Park home. That day our family lost a daughter, sister, wife and mother to gun violence. As a result of this cruelty, our family has and continues to suffer in pain. Not a day has passed that we have not mourned the loss of our dear Sandra. There are not enough words to describe the pain that remains when a life is stolen. This year our family will be donating to "New Yorkers Against Gun Violence" in honor of Sandra. We hope that you will do the same. Gun violence is rampant in our nation; we can not allow these injustices to continue. If we has a society allows these injustices to go unnoticed in years to come justice will cease to exist. No family should have to endure pain of having a life stolen from them. Together we can make a difference.