As an emergency medicine doctor, I’ve witnessed my share of death, including from stabbings.
Once a young person who’s been stabbed is stripped of their bloodied street wear, all that’s left is the body of a child. A terrified child, eyes wide with fear, shivering from the dual shock of the cold and an adrenalin surge. Teeth and fists clenched as they try to control the desire to scream. Most fail.