Agnes Gibboney was camping with her daughters when she received the phone call that’s every mother’s nightmare. Her child, Ronald da Silva, had been shot.
She rushed home, intending to head to the hospital but not knowing Ron hadn’t made it.
Agnes, who was born in Hungary, immigrated legally to the United States with her family. The family first fled to the border to escape the Communist government, living in a refugee camp. Next they went to Brazil, waiting years for clearance to enter the United States and have a chance at the American Dream.
Agnes’ son, Ronald da Silva, was shot and killed by an illegal alien who had been previously deported, and was a known gang member. He was not the intended target.