Local mother asking community to honor her children's legacy

Hello humankindness: Live Like Madysyn
Posted at 5:04 AM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 10:43:51-05

After a local mother lost two of her children to a drunk driver, she promised herself that she would honor their legacy. Now, the community is paying it forward in her children’s memory.

It’s Amber Morales’s first Christmas without two of her children, Madysyn and Kaleb. She lost them both in a car accident in March of this year.

“As long as somebody’s listening, one person, it was well worth the fight,” Amber said.

She wants the community to remember her children for what they were – kindhearted and caring.

She says it’s fitting that her daughter, Madysyn, was born on November 13th, World Kindness Day.

“It makes sense, it’s another sign that it was meant to be on her birthday,” she said.

But Amber spent this year celebrating her daughter’s birthday by giving back to others.

She says paying it forward is something her daughter often did – and that’s how she plans to honor her legacy.

Amber and her sisters decided to get the community involved – and put together kindness cards to hand out to the community.

It reads, “Madysyn Rose was taken from us way too soon, she would have celebrated her 15th birthday November 13th. This random act of kindness was done to honor her memory.”

She hands them out to friends and family and asks them to post photos of their kind acts in the ‘Live Like Madysyn’ Facebook group, and the good deeds have spread across Kern County.

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