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Remembering Baby Natalee

by Jacqueline Franchetti Today, on the eve of marking nine months of being without my sweet baby Kyra, I find myself heartbroken and troubled. Over the last few months, I have been sharing parts of my story and Kyra’s story. I have been posting about familicides in the hopes of raising awareness of these horrific … Read moreRemembering Baby Natalee

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 … Read moreBlow Kisses

The Kyra Franchetti Foundation Is Now Accepting Tax Deductible Donations

To all of Kyra’s supporters, Thank you for your love and encouragement. No words can adequately express how much your support means to me and to my family. Your generosity has lifted our spirits in so many ways. I am very proud to let you know that we are closing Kyra’s GoFundMe account. We are … Read moreThe Kyra Franchetti Foundation Is Now Accepting Tax Deductible Donations

Our Family Court System Favors Abusers

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 … Read moreOur Family Court System Favors Abusers

Valentine’s Day Thoughts

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 … Read moreValentine’s Day Thoughts

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, … Read moreKyra Franchetti Foundation Update