Burial for Child
My friend, Karen, has been trying to get custody of her grandchild for over a year. She went through the proper channels and 3 months ago she had to pay a ridiculous amount of money but just got her court order (this week) for her to see the kids every weekend. She showed up to get her grandchildren (ages 5 and 7) Friday and was told the youngest was at a friends house and the oldest couldn't walk. She immediately took her to the hospital. Where she was transferred to LeBonheur with severe injury and burns. I saw her...this child's hair had been chopped off, she is malnourished, cracked ribs, and many many burns on her body in various stages of healing. These injuries are presumed to be from her monther and the mother's boyfriend. Later, Karen was notified that the youngest grandchild's decomposing body had been found.
These children have endured so much pain, neglect, and death. I desperately want to help lessen the financial burden that the burial for the youngest and items needed for the oldest will present. They have so much healing to do and I want us to come together and remove one burden from Karen's plate.
Forrest City, AR