Blow Kisses

by Jacqueline Franchetti Kyra loved to blow kisses. It was the way we always said good-bye. When I left for work, she would look out the window and we would blow kisses at each other. When she Face-Timed her grandparents, her family and her friends, she would close by saying “bye” and blowing kisses. It […]

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Our Family Court System Favors Abusers

What Doesn't Kill Me Video

by Jacqueline Franchetti It has been seven months since Kyra was taken way too soon. I miss her smile, her giggle, her laugh. And, I wonder what she would be like today had she lived. I want you to understand a small fraction of the hell I was living in while going through Kyra’s custody […]

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Valentine’s Day Thoughts

valentines day

by Jacqueline Franchetti Last night, while many of you were out celebrating Valentine’s Day, I met with another Mom who lost her daughter nearly 20 year ago. In sadly similar circumstances, the father killed her then-five-year-old daughter in a murder-suicide. This brave and wonderful woman now works in the domestic violence space, and her efforts […]

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Remembering Kyra

Kyra Franchetti

Six months ago, my 28-month-old baby girl, Kyra, was cruelly taken from us. Today, I don’t want to discuss the horrible way she died. Today, I want to share with you how she lived. How she embraced life and loved every moment of every day. It is something we can also aspire to do. The […]

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Kyra Franchetti Foundation Update


by Jacqueline Franchetti The Kyra Franchetti Foundation campaign has been founded to raise awareness and to raise money in the hopes of preventing domestic violence when parents are engaged in custody disputes. Sadly, I learned first-hand how ill-equipped the family court system is to protect babies and children from abusive parents, when my baby girl, […]

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