Family gets help to bury toddler killed by burglar bar door - New York News

Family gets help to bury toddler killed by burglar bar door

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

A FOX 5 viewer has reached out to help with funeral costs for a toddler killed by a burglar bar door.

Talasia Hamm was playing in front of a vacant southwest Atlanta apartment when the door fell on her and crushed her skull last Wednesday.

To compound the unimaginable loss, Talasia's mother, Shantarian Hamm, says the family can't afford to bury the child.

"I don't have the money, but we are doing whatever we can to get it up. Whatever we can," Shantarian Hamm said.

South Fulton County resident Paul Lee saw the story on FOX 5 and was compelled to help out.The United Way retiree started a non-profit organization in 2007 called Children's Burial Assistance. It has helped to bury 900 needy children since then.

"All of them touch us, but when I heard and saw -- you see sometimes when you see things. it has a different effect on you…When I saw the railing that had fallen on this baby...it really touched me," Lee said.

Lee talked with the mother of three and has agreed to help with funeral and burial expenses that will cost thousands of dollars. The 23-year-old mother is grateful.

"It's a blessing that somebody cares and somebody is there to try to help toward the funeral because a lot of times…in deaths, you don't get people who care," said Shantarian Hamm.

The family is still in need of additional funds for the burial. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank under the "Talasia Hamm Fund."

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Friday Night Live: August 29, 2014

    Friday Night Live: August 29, 2014

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:14:33 GMT

    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: Electric Zoo Festival, Beth Shak, Richard Albrecht, Kathy Wakile, and Moses Laboy .

    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: Electric Zoo Festival, Beth Shak, Richard Albrecht, Kathy Wakile, and Moses Laboy .


  • Cocktails with Moses Laboy

    Cocktails with Moses Laboy

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:49:46 GMT
    Mixologist Moses Laboy came to Friday Night Live to mix up some cocktails to get us started on the holiday weekend. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Laboy has mixed drinks at Red Rooster, Los Americanos, Le Colonial NYC, and elsewhere. He has served drinks to President Obama and President Clinton.
    Mixologist Moses Laboy came to Friday Night Live to mix up some cocktails to get us started on the holiday weekend. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Laboy has mixed drinks at Red Rooster, Los Americanos, Le Colonial NYC, and elsewhere. He has served drinks to President Obama and President Clinton.
  • Business is good at Coney Island

    Business is good at Coney Island

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:22:32 GMT
    From the brand-new Thunderbolt roller coaster to the world-famous boardwalk, tourists and business owners alike say Coney Island had a great ride of its own this summer. Toms Coney Island's general manager Vasilios Tourlokas says the mild summer impacted his boardwalk business in the best way possible: a 10 to 15 percent increase.
    From the brand-new Thunderbolt roller coaster to the world-famous boardwalk, tourists and business owners alike say Coney Island had a great ride of its own this summer. Toms Coney Island's general manager Vasilios Tourlokas says the mild summer impacted his boardwalk business in the best way possible: a 10 to 15 percent increase.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices