Fighting back tears, Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, gave a brief interview to The Guardian and reflected on her daughter’s life and tragic death. Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal, died on Saturday when a suspected Nazi sympathizer rammed a car into a crowd of counter-protesters.
“I love her and I miss her so, so much,” Bro said, after reminiscing about how she and her daughter used to watch the annual meteor shower that’s visible at this time of year. Bro went on to say that she doesn’t want Heyer’s death to be in vain. “I know people die everyday,” she said. “I’m not special that way. But if my child’s death was for a cause, I’m going to speak for that cause and I’m going to make that cause important.” She added, “I would grieve in private, but she stood for something, and, by golly, I’m going to advocate that … let’s make that a strong movement as my child was a strong child.”
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