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Kyla Smith

I lost my daughter Cheanelle to Leukemia 10 days after her 2nd birthday and my life has forever changed. Let's kick cancers azz together.

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Kyla Smith

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Pledge To Take A Stand Against Domestic Violence And Child Abuse

I'm a survivor of domestic violence but honestly my passion for this cause has nothing to do with me but my beautiful friend and true warrior and survivor! Her & I were both dealing with domestic violence at the same time but I was blessed to be able to get away without my life forever being altered like her life was forever changed. I don't want to get into depth about the horror her son and her endured but I will tell you because Katie was an abused, scared and smart woman she had given her son the tools (that sadly we should never have to give our kid's) but being in fear of the unknown she knew this was a must have tool for her safety and his , even though she was fearful for her life and her children's safety I know even as she was teaching him what to do or who to call if anything ever happened , I know she never fathomed how important to her life this would be. 911 and practicing this with are children is something we should all do as parents because ya just never know. Thank God Katie did this because the day her abuser came to follow through with his plan's to kill her and damn near succeeded but thankfully because of her son who saved her life not once that day but twice, 1st time being when he seen his dad's car and went into survival mode and ran to the house to check on his Mom and came in and as his father was dragging her lifeless body to another part of the house to " finish her off " but because of him walking in and immediately calling 911 telling them my Dad he killed my mom ( makes your heart break because I can't imagine the horror he felt thinking and seeing his mom laying there as he thought and told 911 over and over she's dead ) Thankfully because of his fast thinking she survived and it literally is because of him that she is still here, not only is she still here and survived many operations and way to many medical obstacles because of her abuser but she is a Advocate for domestic violence, is getting ready to graduate with her Bachelors degree next month amongst many other wonderful accomplishments. She is the true definition of a survivor and a inspiration. Oh did I mention her abuser is doing 25 to life ♥ Yes there is light where there was once nothing but Darkness and there is justice when you have support behind you, so won't you be a Angel like Katie son was to her just by passing along this cause you never know it could save someone's life ♥

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Kyla Smith

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Hallmark To Make A Mother's Day Card From Me In Heaven

Losing My Precious Cheanelle Hempstead As I sit here and reminisce with your sister and share memories with her about you , it dawns on me that even with all the years and/or how far I’ve come since you passed that not even time or growth can heal my heart ♡ for losing your child is unfathomable and downright soul breaking. When I reflect on all the hardships , pain and grief I’ve struggled with since losing you Cheanelle, I find myself lost in deep thought wondering how ever did I make it without you? Then I look into your sister’s eyes and realize I had to fight when I didn’t even want to live, I had to be strong when I didn’t even feel and I had to go on when I prayed and hoped so many nights to just die because if I didn’t go through hell and back I’m not sure if I would appreciate the blessings God had put before me. He gave me 2 Beautiful daughters who gave my life purpose, he gave me love when I lost the meaning and feeling of it and above all he gave me a second chance to enjoy my daughter , your sister , my flesh and blood , the one who lost her sister, mother, father, Nanny , and life as she knew it when she was only 5. She is now 17 and ready to graduate high school and go onto collage and I feel blessed and forever broken because I’m able to enjoy these milestones without the fake smile or the feeling of how much longer till I can get back to my bed to sleep away life. There will always be an empty chair , broken hearts and a piece of us not completely there but because you would want us to enjoy the life and love that is still here and embrace every milestone like it’s our last for that gives you continued comfort in heaven seeing us enjoy life, I’ll keep on trooping and fighting the fight!! I love and miss you so much my daughter and that will never change continue to keep Mommy, Sissy and Nanny under your Angel wing’s ♡♥ https://m.facebook.com/InLovingMemoryOfCheanelleHempsteadNOurAngels

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Pardon Marissa Alexander

My cousin is serving life for a non violent crime and were going up against the parole board this June.She has served 20 year's for an attempted burglary because she has 2 prior convictions that are felony's, so when sentenced she was a 3rd time felon and was hit with 25 - life! I know many people will think oh she is just a felon but it's a lot deeper then having sticky fingers . My cousin was born transgendered born as a man but always felt like she was in the the wrong body, so after years of struggling with her sexuality she finally became comfortable with the fact that she was born a He but wanted so badly to be a she ans would stop at nothing to feel normal. That's how the burglary's started, thinking she would get enough money to be what she always knew she was destined to be a woman. Well she obviously wasn't very good at her new life and paid with more then half her life, I know she has grown and deserves a second chance, So let's start changing today for a better tomorrow.

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Ban Toxic Plastic Chemical Bpa From Food & Drink Containers

The day that changed my life forever!! :'( ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ My downward spiral started on June 6, 2001. My daughter was at preschool as usually when I got a call from the school saying Cheanelle had a fever and small little dots on her legs. So I called her pediatrician and went and picked the baby up and brought her to the doctor's right away. They took some blood and proceeded to check her out. a short while later the doctor Informed me that she was referring me over to a Leukemia specialist. As you can Imagine I was in total disbelief. So I proceeded over to the specialist with my thoughts scattered everywhere. At Albany Medical Center on the Oncology floor we received the worst news that Indeed Cheanelle had Leukemia and she had the more severe kind of it (AML). Cheanelle was admitted into the hospital the very same day so she could start her chemo right away.In the beginning everything seemed promising and I really had faith. As time went by and different chemos were tried nothing seemed to be working. So know the people who have been telling me to keep the faith, there now looking at me and telling me there's not much more they can do WHAT DO YOU MEAN??? I couldn't give up on my baby girl she meant everything to me. I can't even had Imagined living one day without her. It hurt to bad to even think about it. Unfortunately I don't have to Imagine the deep burning pain of It because I'm actually living It. After her short 6 month battle with leukemia Cheanelle took her last breath In my arms on 11/29/01. I can still remember that horrible sound she made while gasping for air and the feeling of not being able to not help my poor baby girl. Holding her poor life less body still haunts my mind even almost 12 years later. Thank you for letting me share My Cheanelle & Her fight ♥ We still don't know how Cheanelle got leukemia, make's you wonder even more :(

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