Louise Russo W.A.V.E.

W.A.V.E. Empowering Youth Day

Inspirational / Promotional

On April 21, 2004, Louise Russo, mother of three, was an innocent victim of gun violence. Caught in the cross fire at a local sandwich shop, she was paralyzed from the chest down, and tragically lost the use of both of her legs.

Louise is the founder of Louise Russo W.A.V.E. - Working Against Violence Everyday ( ), an initiative that is centered on principles of Respect, Responsibility and Role of Leadership. Its goal is to inspire young people and members of the community to take action, make positive choices and initiate projects to make their schools & communities a safer place to live, learn & play.

The W.A.V.E Empowering Youth Day was an inspirational event held at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga on May 16, 2012 that presented motivational speakers, engaging entertainers, and presented Youth and Leadership Awards to young people who are making a difference in their schools and communities.

True Connections Video Productions captured the event from start to finish with the aim to convey the theme and messages from the event – essentially Youth inspiring Youth.

True Connections Video Productions also produced this short promotional video for Louise Russo W.A.V.E.