Miller: Domestic violence cost Dee Gordon’s mother her life and changed his forever

From Scott Miller at Bleacher Report on February 20, 2019:

Two days before his mother’s boyfriend would shoot and kill her, Dee Gordon heard her cries from the kitchen as her boyfriend tried to choke her. Less than a month past his seventh birthday, Dee rushed from his bedroom armed with an eight-pound dumbbell.

He crashed the weight into her boyfriend’s head. In an instant, blood began seeping from his bald skull. As it did, the man swung his arms, and little Dee was sent flying.

“He pushed my skinny ass across the room,” Gordon says, memory vivid, eyes wide open, staring straight ahead.

At seven, the world is mostly a collection of impressions. Not everything makes sense or adds up. There is simply the moment in front of you, and then the next one, and the one after that. You soak in the good and shut your eyes tight until the bad fades.

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Originally published: February 20, 2019. Last Updated: February 20, 2019.