Mathis and is still in critical condition. This is a cry of her mother who also needs prayer.
I have to honestly say that I'm angry! I'm angry that my baby girl was put in a situation where she was scare beyond belief and now lies in a hospital bed fighting for her life. I know his mother's heart hurts to, and I know he needs Christ in his life!!! I hope he finds Him!! Find the God, who spreads love, faith, hope, unity, and joy. Although my number one priority is Kelly and her well-being, I am praying for the Mathes family… My petition is, I can be bitter or I can strive to be better if I am a person of faith, I must choose the latter option!!! Now, when I see people trying to live, I will not hate someone. First, God says we are not the hate. I will not allow someone to have that control over me. I want to be a person of purity and it is up to us how we proceed from here. TOGETHER! All colors, all religions, all ages, all socially economic people together, we must make a better place together through tough times. They have pray for my family, supported us and walk through the valleys and peaks of life with me. I shall not allow someone to make something this personal a platform for hate. No way!!!! I am not really from Franklin Parish, but the people here have caused this event to divide my community. I will not allow it to cause racial tension! Our small town and way of life may not be what it used to be. Ours a fight for her life! I am angry that I cannot do anything to make her better! I am angry that her young life hangs in jeopardy! I am angry at how this has changed her future! But I am more saddened by the lack of respect for human life, for the like of loving kindness to our fellow man, by the evident absence of God in people's lives! I have known grief, 28 years ago Trey and I lost our firstborn, a son Eddie, at 5 ½ months old, it was devastating, but God saw us through it. I have lost numerous other family members and friends. Thirteen months ago, Trey, my soulmate for the last 35 years was diagnosed with aggressive cancer and has passed away. I was devastated but God is seeing us through it. Now, this horrible, totally violent act against my child, I have every right to be mad!! But I have always preached to my children, "When faced with tough situations you only have to call on the name of Jesus who is close to you.