Angel Colon Pulse Orland Florida Nightclub Shooting Survivor


After the early morning of June 12 at 2:02 am, my life changed completely. A night filled with JOY, LAUGHTER & LOVE  turned into the most horrific night I will never forget. A man that was not in his right mind decided to take 49 beautiful souls and injured 53 people that were filled with joy. I, unfortunately, was one of the 53 injured. I was shot multiple times with injuries to my right leg, my left thigh and hip, burnt leg nerves and a shattered left femur. I’ve gone from not being able to walk to using a wheelchair to crutches and now walking with a cane. It has been a long hard road to recovery but I will not let this experience break me. I have turned this tragic event into something positive. Through The Unlocked Project, I have designed a special Refocus Band and Key Necklace to help spread the message of LOVE, HOPE and POSITIVITY to the entire world. Letting everyone know that this has made not just me, but our whole commuinity stronger and more united. The proceeds of my designs will benefit the Hope & Help Center of Central Florida. Let’s show the world how full we are with LOVE and that no matter what, remember to always Keep Smiling. #ORLANDOSTRONG

-@AngelColon through the UNLOCKED project.

From partner La Cle:

Angel Colon, a survivor of the Orlando Pulse shooting, is being honored by La Clé, through our 2017 Unlocked Project for his bravery and perseverance. The Unlocked Project recognizes influential individuals and gives them the opportunity to design custom products to help raise money for a cause that’s close to his heart.

Colon was shot six times during the massacre that left 49 dead and more than 53 others wounded. Today he continues to work on his recovery and raise awareness for the LGBT community and using his voice to advocate for gun control.

Angel’s custom designs includes a limited edition multi-colored key necklace and custom refocus wristband with the message “Keep Smiling” on it.

50% of the proceeds from these products will go to benefit the Hope & Help Center of Central Florida, a cause dedicated to inspiring, equipping and mobilizing people to take action against HIV/AIDS.


2 thoughts on “@AngelColon

  1. You have been through so much, but your a survivor, and I am so happy that you have made such progress! Best Wishes on your continued recovery and for your blog!

    1. ahealingthroughpositivity September 2, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      Thank you for your words of encouragement ! I hope you are having a lovely week <3

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