Kelsey's biological father Lance Briggs was interviewed on national TV (August 18 2007) on Fox News This is the 1st time Kelsey's story had been on national TV Thank you Julie Banderas for your coverage FoxNews.com Julie is continuing coverage of this tragic case.
December 28 2002 - October 11 2005
The Kelsey Shelton Briggs Story ~Daddys Little Girl~
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Kelsey Briggs lost her life before the age of three due to Child Abuse. Please watch/read her story and share it with others. It is a Tragic story but one that must be shared. Hopefully Kelsey's story will touch your heart and you will be willing to step up to the plate and help children who can't help themselves.
If you know of a child being abused, call Law enforcement and Social Services immediately. You might just save a child's life.
Kelsey Shelton Briggs
A Poem for Kelsey
My name is Kelsey, I'm only two. I'm way too young to know right from wrong, I can barely sing a children's song. When you hurt me, why can't you see, I don't understand, I'm not even three.
I try to walk: "Can't!" My little body's black and blue and now you have taken my family too. I love my daddy and he loves me, Grandma, PaPa, where can you be? I don't forget, I think of you and when I'm hurt, your love shines through. It's dark in here, I can't go on.... No! Wait! There's light, an angel's song. I feel God's hand lift me away, he has the perfect place to play. I know you hurt, I see your tears, but only God knows why I'm here. Daddy, I'm okay, my body's new and I will never, ever forget you. My name was Kelsey.
Written by Connie Mathews (Kelsey's great-aunt)
A lot of people failed Kelsey. Remember her story the next time you think a child is being abused. Please report it, if you don't, that child may suffer the same fate as Kelsey. Please don't let that happen.
In 2006 the Oklahoma state legislature passed the Kelsey Smith-Briggs Child Protection Reform Act. The bill would significantly reform the way courts and the state Department of Human Services handle cases related to child abuse and neglect.
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