On March 23, tornado that ravaged Beauregard, Alabama took 23 lives.
Gov. Kay Ivey said, “It’s just a wonder that more people weren’t killed,”
“There’s nothing left standing, everything’s in shreds and that means the hopes and aspirations of people at this point are in shreds.”
“There’s nothing but splinters left, toothpick size,” she continued. “This is horrendous devastation.”
Unfortunately, one mother lost her 8-year-old Mykhayla Waldon, to the disaster.
“The Tornado that hit Alabama has done more than destroy..it has disintegrated GENERATIONS,” a GoFundMe set up for the family reads. “Mykhayla Waldon IS IN HEAVEN, AT PEACE, WITH GOD BACK HOME, But her mother, father (Michael Waldon) and siblings will need support.”
“Siblings are still hospitalized. She was only 8, but within those 8 years she accomplished and put forth NOTHING SHORT OF PURE INNOCENT LOVE.”
“Imagine for one second. The memory of dolling up our daughters for an event, the twirl that all GIRLS do with their dress, the skip in their oh so cute step. The mom daughter hair arguments. The feeling of beauty they radiate with their headband on and lace frilly socks lol. As parents, we all connect with that deep empathetic special sense OF LOVE, THE LOVE FOR OUR BABIES.
“Mykhayla Waldon lived 8 years. 8 years of joy not sorrow, health not pain, love never hate….help perpetuate and energize what Mykhayla Waldon was all about…help her spirit spread the goodness that all children give to us adults.”
During this crucial time, there is one thing which brought the girl’s mother comfort and that was a letter that her daughter had written.
The letter was dear to her and she carried it around with her, tucked into her wallet, at all times. But during the disaster, her purse with the wallet was lost and so was her daughter’s handwritten letter.
Elizabeth White with WRBL heard about the mother’s case and posted on Facebook in an attempt to locate the missing purse and its precious contents.
White wrote on Facebook, “Mykhayla wrote the letter to her mom and her mom kept the letter with her always in her wallet,”
“The letter was lost in the storm and the family desperately wants to find it. The wallet is inside of a black book-bag style purse. A picture is attached. Please share this post and if you find the letter, please message me so we can get this precious memory back to a deeply grieving mother.”
#PLEASE_HELP_SHARE: The mother of 8-year-old Mykhayla Waldon is searching for a letter given to her by her daughter….
Posted by Elizabeth White on Sunday, March 10, 2019
According to WIAT, someone with East Alabama Fire recognized the purse and it was able to find its way back to the grieving mother. Mykhayla’s aunt wrote to White to tell her how much they appreciated her efforts.
“(Mykhayla’s mother) received the letter, and it meant everything to her. Our cousin Shamel drove it to her. It worked out perfectly because Shamel was going to see her mom, who is still in the hospital there too from being injured in the storm,” her aunt wrote in the message to White.
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