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Kilah Davenport Foundation to help families suffering from child abuse

It's hard to forget her face, or her story.

Kilah Davenport: the sweet-cheeked toddler whose stepfather is accused of beating her until she was brain dead.

Kilah spent months in the hospital.  Her family says doctors didn't think she would survive. But she did. She was able to move back home in September. Her family says she is making progress.

Kilah's family says the community has been extremely generous during their time of need. They want to give back.

Friday, the family announced the Kilah Davenport Foundation, designed to help other families dealing with child abuse.

Kilah's grandmother, the foundation spokesperson, said it would focus on going to the homes of victims to make necessary adjustments before they returned from the hospital, getting supply information from doctors, and helping children get necessities like wheelchairs and braces at no cost to the families.

She explained how her family was helped by the community - the driveway paved, a wheelchair ramp built, and a bathroom remodeled - all for Kilah's return home. She said the family wants to give that kindness to others.

"These are the kind of things our foundation wants to be able to do for other people," she said, "We will begin working to make this foundation help people nationwide, not just in North Carolina."

Read more here about lawmakers working to pass Kilah's Law.

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