Latino students, families mobilize for the ‘March for our Lives’

MIAMI, Fla. — Alexandra Rozenblat, a 15-year-old survivor of the Parkland shooting which claimed the lives of seventeen students and educators on Feb. 14th, said the aftermath has been “a giant blur.”

“Time either goes by super quickly or in some instances it stands still and goes by so slow,” she said. “I would do anything to go back to math class and thank Gina for helping me understand the lesson, or tell Alaina how sweet she was, or ask Jaime where she got her leggings — or just smile and say hi to Coach Feis in the morning one last time,” she said, remembering some of her former classmates and the high school football coach who were gunned down.

Rozenblat and her family are determined to support the students’ call for tougher gun control legislation. The family is participating in a Saturday march in Parkland, one of the 800 sister marches around the country and abroad that is part of the March for Our Lives. Organized by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, the main event alone in Washington, D.C., is expected to attract over half a million people, and it’s expected to be one of the largest marches in U.S. history.

 

This article originally appeared on nbcnews.com