“I’m still grieving,” he said he tells them. “I don’t understand why God takes one broken heart to help heal other broken hearts.”
Green was with his father, 57-year-old Derrick Fudge of Springfield, who was one of the nine victims of the Aug. 4, 2019, mass shooting in Dayton.
In memory of his father, Green started the FUDGE Foundation — www.fudgefoundation.org. He relies on donations to travel to suffering communities to support those dealing with trauma.
“I don’t just do it for my father,” he said. “I do it for all the loves that are still here.”
His journey also has taken him to testify before the Ohio lawmakers and the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Our pain is what creates change,” he said.
Now, Green is headed to the White House. But it almost didn’t happen.
“Initially I thought it was spam,” Green said of the email invitation he received Thursday.
However, he said further investigation determined it was genuine, and he accepted the offer.
Green said of all the provisions in the new law, of particular interest is increasing the age to buy semiautomatic rifles from 18 to 21, and the expansion of background checks for those younger than 21 to include juvenile records.
Read the statement of administration policy for the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act: