The event will remember the life of the 2-year-old Lyric Farrell who died Dec. 31.
WHITMAN — A Sunday candlelight vigil will celebrate the life of 2-year-old Lyric Farrell, who died days after suffering a head injury.
2020欧洲杯APP下载"We just wanted it to be something that would take something terrible and make it better and give this baby a send-off," said Kay Duffy, who helped organize the event.
She didn't know the toddler or her family, but wanted to give the community a way to show support, Duffy said.
The vigil will begin at 4 p.m. outside Duffy's studio, Miss Kay's School of Dance at 409 Bedford St.We can deliver news just like this directly to your inbox. You can sign up for This Just In (a daily 7:30 p.m. newsletter with items we've posted that day), News Alerts (so you don't miss anything important) and more. It's customized to your preferences -- and it'll only take a few seconds.
2020欧洲杯APP下载Lyric was found unresponsive Dec. 28 inside a Washington Street apartment. She was taken to Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital and later to Boston Children's Hospital by medical helicopter, according to the Plymouth County district attorney's office.
She was declared brain-dead on Dec. 30 and by the afternoon of New Year's Eve, Lyric was taken off of life support, according to the district attorney's office.
2020欧洲杯APP下载Prosecutors have charged her mother, Shaniqua Leonard, 29, with reckless endangerment of a child. They said in Brockton District Court last week that Lyric suffered a "non-accidental" head injury. They say Leonard waited until the girl's pulse stopped and she stopped breathing to call 911.
Leonard could face more charges once the official cause of death of the child is determined, prosecutors said.
2020欧洲杯APP下载A judge set her bail Monday and granted Leonard permission to attend Lyric's funeral for a private viewing as long as she doesn't come into contact with her other children.
2020欧洲杯APP下载Duffy said Thursday that she cried when she first learned about Lyric's death. She has a granddaughter around Lyric's age and works with toddlers at her dance studio.
Members of the community wanted to do something for Lyric, so Duffy said she offered to help. A group met at her studio to begin organizing the event.
2020欧洲杯APP下载Lyric's father, Christopher Farrell of Boston, has been invited to the vigil, Duffy said.
She and other organizers want to emphasize that the event is not a place to give opinions about what happened or the ongoing court case.
"It's all about Lyric," Duffy said.
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