‘We get a second chance’: Family of 5-year-old girl shot thrilled for her recovery


Community members are rallying behind a 5-year-old girl who was shot in the head in April but was up and walking Saturday during a fundraiser held in her honor. 

Henrico Police discovered Ke’Miyah Edwards shot in the area of the 3600 block of Whitlock Avenue on April 4 around 4:40 p.m. The 5-year-old was sent to the hospital in critical condition.

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Edwards is now making a recovery and ‘fighting the good fight.’

Saturday, the family of Ke’Miyah told 8News they’re thrilled to see her running around, smiling and singing with them. 

“I’m truly blessed,” said James Moore, Ke’Miyah’s grandfather. “My whole family, we’re just happy that we get a second chance to have my grandbaby back.”

It’s a second chance after doctors told the family that Ke’Miyah wouldn’t make it through the night.

“…I was just trying to not to prepare myself for a funeral,” Moore said. 

Instead, the 5-year-old kept fighting and after about 30 days left the hospital. 

The family is thankful for the outpouring of support from the community. 

“We got people that don’t even really know her supporting her and praying for her,” Moore said. “We’re just truly blessed.”

Chamberlayne Youth Football and Cheer League hosted a fish fry Saturday for a Ke’Miyah to help with medical costs.  It was held at Klehr Field on 8000 Diane Lane from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

There is a CASHAPP to send funds directly: $JEB1036, for anyone who would like to donate.

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