Help this grandmother, Lily Torres, fight the battle of her life...the custody of her grandchildren.
On the night of May 29, 2019 Lily got a call that would turn her world upside down. Kayshla, her oldest daughter, was in critical condition after being shot by a stray bullet in Orlando, FL. On May 31, 2019 Kayshla was pronounced brain dead and on June 1st she left her legacy as an organ donor and two beautiful children, Serenity and Sincere, were left without a mother.
Kayshla was 25. She and her babies lived most of their lives with Lily. Kayshla decided it was time to fly, she went to school and became a pharmacy technician. Her plan was to continue studying toward a degree in nursing. Finally, in April 2019 she was ready to be more independent and she moved into her own apartment, just a month and a half before her tragedy.
Without a chance to mourn, Lily had to begin fighting a long custody battle for Serenity and Sincere. The one constant the children had left in their lives, their grandmother Lily, their number one from day one, had to prove why Serenity and Sincere needed to remain with her.
And, in the State of Florida, where grandparent rights are almost non-existent, Lily stood before the judge, spoke the truth, presented evidence of the domestic violence the children witnessed and the impact it had on them, proved her case and gained custody of both children. Lily would be able to show them stability, love, compassion, respect, and SAFETY.
Unfortunately, the battle continues and since her modest income is just enough to get by and provide for herself and the children she doesn't have the means to hire an attorney.
Please help Lily keep Sincere and Serenity with her... where they BELONG.
- Lydia Maldonado
- JOO Y KIM
- Edwin Serrano
- Olga Jáquez