Spreading joy through The Little Amere Foundation

This time of the year is always filled with a roller coaster of emotions for Grenisha King. 

King’s 9-year-old son Amere passed away in Dec. of 2017 from a condition known as Brittle Bone Disease. 

“It was one of the worse days of my life,” King said. 

But despite her pain, King is on a mission to spread joy and awareness through a foundation she started in honor of her son. 

On Christmas Eve, the mother spent her third and final day passing out Christmas gifts to kids in the community. 

“Get a gift from Amere in Heaven,” King said. “My foundation is giving back to families less fortunate and need presents for Christmas.” 

Citizen Christine Spidell stopped by the foundation’s event to get some gifts for her grandkids. 

“God put special people in your life and you never know who he’ll put in your life,” Spidell said. “And today he put Amere’s mom in people’s life to help the community. So thank you for giving back.” 

Detroit Police said they were happy to team up with King to make this project possible. 

“For her to be able to do this and be as strong as she is, it was no problem for neighborhood police officers at the 9th precinct to step up and help out in any way we could,” said Officer Aaron Kraszewski of the Detroit Police Department. 

King said she hopes to publish a book about Amere and has started a gofundme to help support the expansion of the foundation. 

“My foundation is about fighting awareness and helping others,” King said.