Nobody wants to walk in these shoes. You do not want what happened to me to happen to you.
Jessi was also my biggest fan, and I was hers. She would tell her friends that I was her best friend. I miss that more than words could ever say.
My message for Donald Trump is, first of all, to shut up. Quit using hate speech and study the issues. We are the number-one developed country in the world when it comes to gun deaths.
Sandy Anglin Phillips is the founder of the Jessi's Message foundation and a gun reform advocate. The views expressed here are her own and have been edited for length and clarity.