'My baby is here, that’s all that matters’: Dozens gather in support of 5-year-old girl shot in head

Fundraiser for 5-year-old

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Saturday at a large crowd gathered at Packers Field in Henrico County to celebrate the recovery of 5-year-old Ke’Miyah Edwards with a fish fry fundraiser.

“It’s a blessing to see everybody come out here and support my baby girl, I love it,” said Ke’Miyah’s mother Kiera Moore.

From 1 to 6 p.m., those gathered were able to get a fresh cooked meal of fried chicken or fried fish, and were able to spend quality time with the 5-year-old. People could also donate money to the family during the celebration.

Community gathered for Fish Fry celebration in honor of Me'Kiyah's recovery from stray gun shot in April.
Community gathered for Fish Fry celebration in honor of Me'Kiyah's recovery from stray gun shot in April.

Henrico County Commonwealth Attorney Shannon Taylor was present at the event. Taylor said it’s not often that those tasked with responding to such horrific events get such a hopeful outcome.

“A young lady, a 5-year-old, who endured one of the worst traumatic events that can happen to a child and she’s literally a walking miracle out here today,” said Taylor.

Ke’Miyah is doing much better and is home from the hospital after being shot in the head while in her front yard.

Family posted video of little Ke’Miyah Edwards heading home after spending weeks in the hospital.

Maurice Tyler with the organization Coaches Against Violence Everywhere (C.A.V.E.) described the even as a community in unity.

"I love it when people come together once we go through a tragic situation, said Tyler. “People come together and show that they do care and that’s a wonderful thing.”

Moore said the food and the donations pale in comparison to having her little girl home.

“Just continue on showing her all the love a and support,” said Moore. “My baby is here, that’s all that matters.”

The community also stepped up and raised thousands of dollars to help with her medical bills.

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Another man at the scene was also shot that day, but was expected to be OK.

All of the proceeds from Saturday’s fish fry was be donated to Ke’Miyah’s family.

Henrico Police ask anyone with information on the shooting happened on Byron Street on April 4 to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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