Mother of slain teen helps other mothers of victims and combat violence

posted by Joe Soto -

When violence breaks out in Chicago, police and paramedics aren`t the only ones pressed into action.

Gwen Baxter is a hospital responder for Cure Violence, the violence prevention program once called CeaseFire.  She`s stationed at Mount Sinai Hospital on the city’s west side, one of the busiest trauma centers in the city.

“Anytime somebody is shot, stabbed or brutally traumatized in the city of Chicago, the hospital call the hotline and go out to talk to the patient or patient`s family,” she said.

It's her job to talk with the victims or distraught family members to figure out what happened.

“I try to change their mindset, make sure that there`s isn`t going to be any retaliations.”

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