Mother begins campaign against celebratory gunfire

Mom urges people not to shoot on New Year's Eve

Published On: Dec 28 2012 07:48:24 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 28 2012 09:40:10 AM EST
Diego Duran
TAMPA, Fla. -

The mother of a boy who was hit by a stray bullet from celebratory gunfire on New Year's Day 2012 is speaking out in hopes of preventing similar injuries.
    
Sandy Duran of Ruskin created a campaign called Bullet Free Sky after her 13-year-old son Diego was hit in the head by a bullet while standing in his front yard.
    
She's urging people not to celebrate with gunshots.
    
Diego has undergone several surgeries to remove the bullet from his face, as well as for two brain aneurysms and a procedure to seal off leaking spinal fluid.
    
The non-profit effort was started to raise awareness about the dangers of celebratory gunfire. Sandy Duran created a website and produced a public service announcement to get the message out.