The Remember Me Foundation
Baby Brianna Mariah Lopez
The first project that the 'The Remember Me Foundation' worked on was for Brianna Lopez.
The story of Brianna Lopez is a cruel and disgusting one! Brianna was just five months old when her own mother, father and uncle partook in beating her to death! They spent the evening throwing her in air, bouncing her off the ceiling and leaving her to drop to the floor, they beat her and bit her! They also raped poor Brianna!
She was just five months old, when the police searched the home after Brianna was murdered, they did not find a single photograph, the one you see above is a picture of Baby Brianna during her autopsy, it has been digitally altered so as to remove all the cuts and bruises covering her face!
Once Brianna was murdered, no one claimed her body, she was buried in paupers cemetery called Dona Ana Cemetery in New Mexico. Once her story finally hit the media her grave was covered in teddies, but still no marker. Then one day, a cage was placed over Brianna's grave to stop people visiting it! Her own killers want to stop people remembering this little girl!
Where Brianna rests looks like a prison! Obviously it is impossible for us to place a plaque on her grave, but what we would like to do is to place a Memorial Bench in the Cemetery with Brianna's name and dates on it. We want a place for people of the town to come to place remember Brianna.
We have now selected Brianna's Bench, the reason we have chosen this design is because, firstly it is very beautiful and wonderfully made, but the planters allow more space to place a larger plaque with more text on and secondly, because these planters allow beautiful flowers to be placed in there for Brianna. A ordinary bench does not allow a place for flowers and only allows a few words on a plaque. This would be a wonderful way to honor Brianna. These are also extremely heavy once the planters are filled. We have also asked for the benches to made longer and wider. We have also requested some slight changes, with addition of special feet which can sunken into concrete for a permanent installation, and we have requested a change in the way the planters and bench join, to ensure they are not separated or removed.
Update: The bench is complete has been shipped to Atlas Home Repairs of Las Cruces who have very kindly donated their services free of charge to install the bench with grace and dignity in the cemetery. We are arranging photographs and video footage of the bench and we will be posting them online for all too see.
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