Remembering Khairi’s story

ABOUT OUR JOURNEY

THE PURPOSE OF KHAIRI AND LITTLE ANGELS’ MEMORIAL

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. During this tough time, Tomeka discovered that babies that pass are not covered by all 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 that infant burial would cause her. She knew then that she had to do something so other mothers would not endure what she had. Tomeka made it happen and birthed Khairi and Little Angels’ Memorial.

 

Tomeka has been a devoted and committed infant and maternal advocate. Her goal is to combat infant and maternal mortality, to bring awareness that will be understood and used to reduce this issue that has caused so many to lose their lives. Tomeka has birthed an organization that provides coping techniques, mental health counseling to those grief-stricken, maternal medical care, infant burial assistance, and other necessities to restore an individual or family’s overall well-being. Tomeka knew that healing a part of the family would not produce a healthy outcome, so the “family” is a vital part of the process Tomeka has created to heal the family after they have endured unbearable pain.

 

Meanwhile, the work Tomeka does for the community cannot be done alone or without funding. Therefore, Tomeka always welcomes the help of volunteers, local businesses, politicians, sponsorship, or a helping hand from anyone willing to help combat infant and maternal mortality along with mental health and maternal mental health.

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Tomeka Walker | Founder & Executive Director

The story that I share with you is not one I ever imagine I would be telling anyone. I am Tomeka Walker, the mother of baby boy Khairi, I share my story so other mothers will know they are not alone after the loss of a child. Khairi was my first and only child but due to the negligence of a medical professional, Khairi’s life was cut short too soon. Many preventable measures 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 and didn’t know what to do. I was happy to meet him 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, this cause the EMTs equipped to be removed including the oxygen Khairi was placed on by the EMTs at home. However, the hospital refused to place him back on oxygen. Oxygen would have helped him tremendously, 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

 

I am a versatile woman advocating and educating in the areas of emotional, mental health, infant and maternal awareness. I hold an Associate in Computer and Information Science, two Bachelor of Science degrees, and a Master of Science degree. I am a graduate of Lawson State Community College, Miles College, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the University of Cincinnati. I am a Certified Childbirth Educator, Motivational Speaker, Infant, and Maternal Advocate, Self-Published Author of two volumes of 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” Vol 1 by going to the website www.weheardyourcrybook.com

 

Our Board members consist of seven individuals that have a passion for combating infant and maternal mortality. They have specialized skills, knowledge, and the experience needed as well as desired to aid Khairi and Little Angels’ (KLM) Memorial forward with its mission.

 

If you feel that the mission of Khairi and Little Angels’ Memorial is something you would like to help move forward. Contact the organization or one of the board of directors to obtain more information.

Our Board members consist of seven 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.

If you feel that the mission of Khairi and Little Angels’ Memorial is something you would like to help move forward. Contact the organization or one of the board of directors to obtain more information.

President- L. Blue

Vice President – T. Jones

Secretary – U. Bradley

Treasure – P. Barnett

Outreach Chairperson – A. Matthews

Chaplain – Pastor K. Anderson