A single gunshot leaves lives ripped apart
Severely wounded Jeremy Holland, now living alone in Virginia, struggles each day without his family. His newgoalisto raise money to combat gun violence.
NEW CANTON, Va. — Nothing is here except for rolling hills; a long, dirt road; a log cabin; and the man who lives inside.
He grabs his blue cane and limps slowly to the front door, shooing away his 2-year-old goldendoodle.
“Down, Tabitha,” he says. “No one wants you in their face.”
These days, not much makes Jeremy Holland smile quite like his puppy and his memories.
He lives deep in the Virginia woods. He came here to escape the life he once lived. The friends he once had. The memories of a time before everything changed — the day he sat inside The President of Palm Beach condominium office and a man with a pistol shot him in the head.
Here, alone in his cabin, Jeremy has time to think.
“Usually,” he says, softly, “about the way I used to be.”
As a teenager, he used to own guns. He bought his first shotgun at 18. Now the most lethal weapon in his home might be a carton of multicolored push pins.
Since the start of 2014, the same year Jeremy was shot in Palm Beach by an employee he fired, there have been nearly
Jeremy Holland, former condo manager on the island, lives alone with his dog in a cabin in Virginia after being shot in the head.