New foundation named for child shot to death wants to inspire change

A 2-year-old girl was murdered, shot in the head by gunman targeting her father.

One  year later her family is hoping  the little girl's tragic story - and a new non-profit organization named for her -  can inspire change in their community.

KaMiya Gross was killed just before the murderer turned the gun on her father and a friend, Chelsea Lancaster. 

"Keep going forward, don't let anyone stop you or hold you back," Lancaster said. "Because everything is going to be okay."

On Friday a new foundation was launched, "KaMiya's Korner." 

"The purpose is to get as many families as we can to help your children have respect for other people," said Tonya Gross, KaMiya Gross' grandmother. 

The launch comes two days after what would have been KaMiya's fourth birthday. 

"This is something my daughter would have wanted me to do," said Erica Gross, KaMiya's mother.

The kickoff for the organization brought KaMiya's family and friends to Inkster Park for food, face painting, games and more.

Kamiya's family says all love offerings donated at the event will help the foundation's mission.

"We can't stop all the violence but we can make people aware," said Tonya. "But families need to come out and fight for our children."

To learn more about KaMiya's Korner The kickoff for the organization brought KaMiya's family and friends to Inkster Park for food, face painting, games and more.

KaMiya's family says all love offerings donated at the event will help the foundation's mission.

"We can't stop all the violence but we can make people aware," said Tonya. "But families need to come out and fight for our children."

For more information: KaMiyaskornerinc@gmail.com

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