Resisting the Label of Victim, but Forever Scarred by a Mass Shooting
Matt Mika was badly wounded during last summer’s attack on the Republican congressional baseball team. Nearly every hour brings a reminder of what he can no longer do.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Exactly a month after Matt Mika was shot while practicing for a baseball game, he drove with his father to the field here where he once lay dying, his face yellowing, then graying, his eyes lifeless.A lobbyist and longtime coach of the Republican congressional baseball team, Mr. Mika was one of four people shot outside the nation’s capital on a sunny morning in June. A gunman upset over President Trump’s election fired at least 70 rounds at the team as it practiced ahead of ...
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