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Community helps grant mother's wish

A local mother is able to give her daughter a headstone and burial after the community helps out.

Posted: Dec. 2, 2018 7:33 PM
Updated: Dec. 3, 2018 10:52 AM

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WFFT)- We first told you about Misty Matson when we shared the story of her 2 year- old daughter Railey Ewing who died earlier this month in Albion while in the care of a neighbor one day after Halloween.

When we aired the story, she said one of her wishes was to give her daughter a proper burial. Now that wish is coming true.

Misty Matson, the mother of 2 year- old Railee Ewing, just wanted to give her daughter a proper burial and headstone, but at the time of her daughter's death she realized she didn't have enough money to do it.

"Like I told you before when you interviewed me, I want to have a decent headstone. That's my big thing right there is for me and my daughter to be able to visit, and family and friends," Matson said.

Thanks to friends and family and members of the community, that goal is being achieved. People like Tammy Jones who've never met Misty came out to this weekend's benefit to show support. Jones said as a parent, it was hard not to offer help.

"Her story just reached out to me, and that precious child.. I couldn't not be here. When an innocent child is affected it tears up my heart and my family and I will always be here to support," Jones said.

With the bake sale, silent auction, and monetary donations through go fund me, and mailed checks, The United Motorcycle Enthusiasts met their financial goal of over $5,000 to help Misty.

"All the motorcycle clubs, Outlawz, Godfathers, Mad Dawgz, American Vets, Guards of Children, and more. My son is with me today. Just trying to teach him helping people is what you need to do," Brent Warfield, Director of United Motorcycle Enthusiasts said.

As Misty wished, Railee's 7 year- old sister Kaeann will have something other than pictures to remember her sister by.

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