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Cardboard silhouettes representing 18 Minnesota victims who died as the result of domestic violence were brought on to the stage at Wednesday’s luncheon. Susan Keehn and Al Godfrey read the names of the victims and how they were killed. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)

You can bounce back from tragedy

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Jermaine Davis lost six family members to violence while growing up in the inner city of Chicago.

Five were shot to death and one was stabbed.

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But he persevered, set goals for himself, had help from mentors, gave back to others in return and today, delivers inspiring messages of hope and empowerment.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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