Remembering Khairi’s story

ABOUT OUR JOURNEY

Remembering Khairi’s story

ABOUT OUR JOURNEY

Empowering others through learning from our grief

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, and was founded by Tomeka Walker in 2014. Tomeka’s story began with the birth of Khairi, her baby boy born on May 26, 2014. Unfortunately, shortly after living on earth, he was given his angel wings. Khairi was a preemie who was needed more in heaven than here on earth. During this difficult time, Tomeka discovered that babies that pass are not covered by some insurance policies, and the funds must be provided immediately due to the reserving process for infants to be laid to rest.

 
Khairi’s mother was faced with another devastating situation. She was not expecting the financial burden burial would cause her, and she reached a breaking point. She knew then that she had to do something so that other mothers would not face this fate in the wake of such grief. Thus Khairi and Little Angels’ Memorial began. Since then, Tomeka has been committed to preventing this outcome for other families through raising funds, awareness, and educating the community.

My Story

Donate today to help a grieving family!

Empowering others through learning from our grief

Based in Birmingham, Alabama and founded by Tomeka Walker in 2014, Khairi and Little Angels’ Memorial mission is to provide burial assistance to low income families who have lost an infant between 20 weeks gestation to 12 months of age.

 

Tomeka’s story began with the birth of Khairi, her baby boy born on May 26, 2014. Unfortunately, shortly after living on earth he was given his angel wings. Khairi was a preemie who was needed more in heaven than here on earth. During this difficult time Tomeka discovered that babies that pass are not covered by some insurance policies, and the funds must be provided immediately due to the reserving process for infants to be laid to rest.

 

Khairi’s mother was faced with another devastating situation. She was not expecting the financial burden burial would cause her, and she reached a breaking point. She knew then that she had to do something so that other mothers would not face this fate in the wake of such grief. Thus Khairi and Little Angels’ Memorial began. Since then, Tomeka has been committed to preventing this outcome for other families through raising funds, awareness and educating our community.

Donate today to help a grieving family!

Our Team

Get to know us

a
a person posing for the camera

Tomeka Walker | Founder & Executive Director

This is a story that I never dreamed or thought I would ever be telling. I am Tomeka Walker, the mother of baby Khairi, and I share my story so other mothers will know they are not alone. Khairi was my first and only child but due to the negligence of a medical professional, Khairi’s life was cut short. There were many preventable actions that could have been taken but were not. I was sent home in labor and less than 36 hours later I gave birth to Khairi at home. I was a nervous wreck but I was also happy because Khairi was born alive and able to breathe on his own. Unfortunately, after getting to the hospital the EMTs turned Khairi over to the nurse on duty, which caused his oxygen to be removed, but it wasn’t placed back on him by the hospital staff. Oxygen would have helped him greatly but it wasn’t provided to him nor was he placed in an incubator. Sadly, my baby boy passed away due to this unfortunate string of events

Tomeka Walker is a versatile woman.  She currently works as the Executive Director of Khairi and Little Angels’ Memorial advocating and educating in the areas of counseling, infant, and maternal awareness.

Tomeka holds an Associates in Computer and Information Science from Lawson State Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science from Miles College, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, and now a Certified Childbirth Educator. She is a published author of a two-volume book known as We Heard Your Cry – Real Life Stories of Mothers After the Loss of a Child. . To learn more about my story purchase my book ” We Heard Your Cry” by going to the website www.weheardyourcrybook.com

Our Board members consists of eight individuals that have a passion for combating infant and maternal mortality. They have the specialized skills, knowledge and experience needed and desired to aid Khairi and Little Angels’ (KLM) Memorial forward with its mission.
The 2020 – 2022 board coming soon
a person posing for the camera

Tomeka Walker |

Founder & Executive Director

This is a story that I never dreamed or thought I would ever be telling. I am Tomeka Walker the mother of baby Khairi, and I share my story so other mothers will know they are not alone. Khairi was my first and only child but due to negligence of a medical professional, Khairi’s life was cut short. There were many preventable actions that could have been taken, but were not. I was sent home in labor and less than 24 hours later I gave birth to Khairi at home. I was a nervous wreck but I was also happy because Khairi was born alive and able to breath on his own. Unfortunately, after getting to the hospital the EMTs turned Khairi over to the nurse on duty, which caused his oxygen to be removed, but it wasn’t placed back on him by the hospital staff. Oxygen would have helped him greatly but it wasn’t  provided to him nor was he placed in an incubator. Sadly, my baby boy passed away due to this unfortunate string of events. To learn more about my story purchase my book ” We Heard Your Cry” by going to the website www.weheardyourcrybook.com

a close up of a logo
Remember Khairi’s Story

Shop our products today!

a close up of a logo
Remember Khairi’s Story

Shop our products today!