LaVerne McGrath

LaVerne McGrath is the mother of Jacob Johns. She writes from her experience following the recovery of her son who was shot in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico at a prayer event on Sept. 28, 2023.


The extensive damage caused by ‘just one bullet’

By: - November 6, 2023

Ignorance is bliss, they say. But it took a shocking event in my life to reveal the profundity of this statement. I speak not to demean myself but to reflect on the broader human condition, particularly here in the United States, when it comes to the experience of being shot.  It was a phone call […]