Thursday, December 16, 2010

Six Days Ago

Steph at Babes Rocking Miami sent out a call for help. Will you all respond?

One of the most horrendous things that could ever happen to a family, happened. No Mother, Father, Grandparent, family should ever have to go through something like this....

THORNTON, Colo. -- A 1½-year-old boy was run over and killed in the driveway of an in-home day care Thursday afternoon.

Thornton police said they found the boy suffering from severe head trauma in the driveway at 9221 Jackson St. at 4:42 p.m. The child, identified as Riley Lawyer, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The owner of the day care, 34-year-old Robyn Miller, was backing out of her driveway when she struck the child, said Thornton police spokesman Matt Barne. Miller was going to pick up some other kids and she thought she had loaded all the children into the vehicle, but obviously missed Riley, Barnes said.

As she was backing out, she knew she ran over something but she did not know what she hit, police said. When she got out she found Riley underneath the vehicle.

"She drove physically over the child. The child was not pinned," Barnes said.

Police said drugs or alcohol are not suspected in the accident.

Miller is "devastated," Barnes said.

The boy's mother was driving from work, on her way to pick up her son, when the accident happened, his family members said.

My grandson is the very same age, and I just cannot imagine. I know it's Christmas time, and we are all strapped for cash, busy, and more busy. However, if everyone of us could send just ONE dollar, we can make a difference for this family struggling to deal with the unthinkable.

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If you don't use Paypal or your credit cards on the Internet, you can mail your donation directly to the bank that has a memorial fund set up at the following address...

Riley Daniel Lawyer Memorial
Wells Fargo Bank
Thornton, Colorado 80229

Think of your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or any other child you love. Then think of how you would feel should the unthinkable ever happen.

My Christmas wish is to stuff the donation box until it overflows. If you just can't donate, maybe you can send a card or short letter. Just something to let them know they are not alone, and that we all are grieving their loss.

Thank you lovers. Thank you so much.


  1. Thank You for sharing! I just got back from getting a money order to send out there. Such a sad time for this family.

  2. Thank you for spreading the word! That account is going to be closed at the end of this month, in case anyone plans to donate, make sure you get it there before then! Thank you to all who are trying to help!