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, Kyra Franchetti, was taken from me this July. She was murdered by her biological father who then committed suicide. Kyra was only 28 months old.
Kyra had a unique way of introducing herself. Every time Kyra encountered a person (someone she knew or just met) she would ask, “You OK?” and wait for your response. It was her signature greeting. And, sadly, she was the one who was not OK. When I launched this camp
aign, I originally called it “The You OK? Foundation” in her memory. Unbeknownst to me, there was another organization with a similar title. Many became upset by my original choice for a title, as you can see from some of the comments on this page.
To prevent any confusion, I quickly changed the name to the Kyra Franchetti Foundation. I have been honored and touched by the love so many of you have for my sweet baby girl and for this cause. Those who support me know that I come from a place of love, and I will do everything in my power to help children who are left vulnerable and unprotected by our family court system. This is a very big problem, and unless actions are taken, many more children will suffer the devastating consequences of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse – and even death.
To my supporters, I have two things to say to you… I love you. I thank you.
Please note, the foundation is in the process of filing for 501(c)3 status. This is a lengthy process. As such, current donations are not tax deductible. We are accepting pledges for donations once we attain tax-free status.