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In loving memory of Kyisha Griffiths Died in Foster Care Aged 8

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Lukes Dad's picture
on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 06:59
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In loving memory of Kyisha Griffiths Died in Foster Care Aged 8

My gorgeous lil daughter Kyisha Maree Griffiths Cottom was in the care of DOCS & died of a drug overdose at 8. There was no coroners inquest as they did not feel the need to do one. Kyisha was 8 she was special needs & no one has been held accountable.

I cant understand why so many ppl have looked at the Justice for Kyisha Griffiths Cottom facebook page & havent put like on it. it breaks my heart, wat sort of ppl do that, if only they do one click we could raise the likes to 1000's. Pls everyone i just want a coroners inquest into her death, i cant believe that she would of been able to open a bottle of sedatives consume the bottle then been found deceased 9am the next morning. Kyisha was so lively hardly slept, high needs 24/7 care, its just so suspicious. Then to rule no coroners inquest its to unbelievable. Pls help im begging youse. Im so lost without her. to know i will never hold her in my arms again or watch her grow up its the most gut wrentching feeling.

Kyisha passed away aged 8, she was in the care of DOCS when she died of a drug overdose. Kyisha had only just learnt to put her pull-ups on & was the size of a 3 yr old yet I was told that Kyisha had got up through the night found a bottle of seditives & consumed the whole bottle, got back in to bed & was found at 9am deceased in her bed.

Justice for Kyisha Griffiths Cottom

Kyisha was always up before the sun came up so how did they not check on her earlier. (Note: This was my first thought also. How could they leave a baby in bed until 9 AM. Same as my Lukey. He never went to bed at 10 AM in his life, so how could they leave him sleeping until 5 PM, even though I rang the house twice asking them to check him. The judge said it made no difference that he was left for so long with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain. No doubt the judge at this inquest will cover this death due to neglect in the same fashion.)

The police arrived on my doorstep 9pm that night to inform me that my daughter had passed away, my whole world changed forever that night.

There are so many unanswered questions how could Kyisha open a bottle of seditives & consume a whole bottle & just go back to bed like nothing happened. Kyisha was so defenceless & I feel so much guilt cause I should have been a better mummy to her. I don't want money I just want someone to be held accountable for her death.

They chucked her around to 15 different famalies & they kept sending her back to the home for unwanted kids, nobody wanted her she was all alone in this world & she died alone.

Theres not a day that goes by that I don't think about Ky-Ky pls someone help me to find how to get justice for my Angel. That's all I want. Coroners Inquiry i really need one. I got the autopsy report & it was the hardest thing i have ever had to read. I selfishly tryed to take my life after Kyisha past away & i was put on life support but as u can tell i didnt succeed.

Im glad im here to fight for Justice & i know Ky-Ky is in Heaven waiting for her mummy to be with her once again & im never letting go of her ever again. I miss u sooo much my Lil Angel.

Thanku so much for all your support, it really means so much to me, there r so many kind hearted people out there its restored my faith in humanity, there are no words I can say to express my appreciation. Kyisha would be smiling down on us from heavon . I carry the pain in my heart everyday but I know she will always be with me in my soul & spirit.


Lukes Dad's picture

Kyisha is my beautiful cousin, she has been a huge part of my life from the day she was born. My mum was not only her aunty but her foster mother for the last 2 years of her life.

Mum is also the foster mother of kyishas 2 older sisters for over 10 yrs.

Kyisha was very high 24/7 care and our whole family struggled but when kyisha would crawl up onto your lap and give you cuddles and look at you with those beautiful eyes everything was worth it and perfect.

The effect of her high needs took a huge toll on my whole family and it was the biggest and hardest decision ever made by my family to put kyisha into a one on one home. Little to say DOCS put her in the care of Allambi group home in newcastle where we were all refused visitation to see her.

To sum it up they had an inexperienced worker on that night who did not put the medication back into the safe however left it on the bench top..
We have to live with the guilt and pain everyday due to careless actions.
Love you so much kyisha and always will,

Jami Larkins

Joan Kethly's picture

Definitely a bad news yet inspiring. May God pour her loving care to this child for I'm sure she was already in heaven now.