Pulse Nightclub Survivor’s Mission to be Miss Black America

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*** Patience Carter, Survivor of Pulse Nightclub Shooting Needs YOUR Support on Quest to Become Miss Black America! Time is Running OUT! ***

Patience Carter was shot in her right leg during the mass shooting that took place at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL on June 12, 2016, and found herself playing dead to survive. It is a blessing she now has an opportunity to walk across the stage to compete for Nationals on her quest to become Miss Black America, but she needs YOUR help to get there!

“Thank you so much for choosing to invest in me! I have worked so hard to get to this point; physically, emotionally, and spiritually.” -Patience Carter

Patience Carter is not only a singer, actress, poet, and aspiring journalist, she is a true gun violence survivor with great aspirations after surviving the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since September 11th of 2001. Patience, now a senior at NYU, is studying Media, Culture, and Communication, is a proud scholar of the Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media, and a former intern at Fox 29 News in Philadelphia.

“Guns may be the weapon, but, there is a person behind it pulling the trigger. We need to discuss every facet of the issues plaguing our communities in order to see real change!”  -Patience Carter

Through this harrowing ordeal, Patience Carter has realized that simply listening to people’s own survival stories is vital to an individuals healing process, and is currently developing a documentary-style TV series celebrating young survivors of major tragedies. She wants to educate communities on hate crimes, and mental health issues, despite how uncomfortable the conversations may be, and wants the conversation to start NOW!

Please donate anything you can to help me get to Nationals, so I can use my platform to be an agent for REAL change. God Bless You, and Thank You in advance!” -Patience Carter

Patience has had the unique pleasure of meeting former President Barack Obama, sat down with a countless number of U.S. officials to speak about terrorism and mental health issues in America. She was selected by the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs to be the Victim Representative for a hearing in 2016. Mayor Joseph P. Ganim awarded Patience with the Key to the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut. She also received a special recognition certificate from Connecticut Senator, Richard Blumenthal, for her extraordinary dedication and exemplary efforts to reduce violence. The Teen Choice Awards presented Patience with their Courage Award in 2016. Last but not least, former Congressman Charles B. Rangel of New York officially recognized July 31st as “Patience Carter Day,” last year. Patience continues to speak out about her experience and hopes to do her part in an effort to make our shared world a better place.

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GVS Foundation is honored to assist Patience Carter on her quest to become Miss Black AMERICA. Every little bit helps. It is through your kind donations and support that will allow her to achieve this goal. PLEASE NOTE: If you are a local business/organization, and would like to donate specific items and/or services to her cause, please, do not hesitate to reach out to GVS Foundation directly, and we will make sure to give credit for your generous contribution.



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NAME: Patience Carter / AGE: 21


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