Mother of slain woman starts ministry

The mother of a Mobile woman shot and killed two years ago is moving forward with her life, and her ministry, by helping young people.

Carol Fisher, the mother of Wendy Fisher, visited a Baldwin County school Wednesday making a special donation.

EMOTIONAL TRIAL

Just two months ago, Fisher sat through a trial where a Mobile jury found Trayon Washington and Pat Brown guilty of murder in the shooting death of her daughter, Wendy Fisher.

After the verdict, Carol Fisher talked to FOX10 about her thoughts of Wendy during the trial.

Carol Fisher said, “I believe she’s (Wendy) up there in heaven just saying, ‘That’s the way to go, mom:  alright, alright dad, yeah.’ ”

HER MINISTRY

Fisher is moving forward with a ministry she said she started years before her daughters death.

As part of Carol Fisher Ministries, she bought 38 pairs of new shoes for students at Foley Middle School.

Why shoes? “We’re giving them shoes, because we want them to feel good about themselves. And when you dress good, and you have good shoes and good clothes, you feel good about yourself.”

Counselors at the school pick the students and hand out the shoes.

Carol Fisher’s hope:  that students will stay in school.

Fisher said, “Since Wendy’s death, I learned that the young man who took her life had dropped out of school.  I want to make a difference in students lives so they don’t drop out, so that they stay in school.”

CHOOSING FORGIVENESS

Carol Fisher said one thing that makes a difference in her life is forgiveness.

She said she forgives the two people convicted of her daughter’s murder.

Fisher said, “We were able to forgive, because we made a choice to forgive. Forgiveness is not a feeling, forgiveness is a decision, and you can make that decision.”

Carol Fisher said she’s still in the healing process and her ministry helps.

What would Wendy think about her reaching out to young people?

Fisher said, “She would be glad.  She would be glad that we’re making a difference because, she wouldn’t want another student to take somebody’s mother away from them. She would be glad.”

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