A local family remembers their daughter on her birthday after a tragic car accident took her life about a year ago.
The family of Shaylin Foster is keeping her name alive by giving back to the community in Grovetown.
The city is shining brighter on May 15th; it’s Shaylin’s19th birthday.
Her family and friends are remembering her life by placing “Sharing Sheds” in places were Shaylin like help people.
“She was just known for compassion, empathy, kindness,” Shaylin’s mother, Chasity Foster. “She believed small acts of kindness could change the world.”
Chasity Foster says the idea came about during Shaylin’s last Thanksgiving when she was decorating boxes to hand out to the unfortunate.
“Shelly saw something similar, and she was like ‘I thought of this idea that would so be Shaylin,” said Foster.
You can find the sheds at Quest Church, Grovetown Elementary, and Grovetown High.
Her friends say the sharing sheds paint Shaylin as a giving person just as if she were alive.
“She was always so giving to others,” explained Francesca Collette-Hicks. “Always making sure everyone knew they were loved and appreciated. This is just another way to let her legacy live on.”
Shaylin’s family and friends told NewsChannel 6 reporter, Devin Johnson, even though she isn’t here, the city of Grovetown still has an angel looking out for her community.
Shaylin’s mother adds the necklace pendant carrying their daughter’s ashes was lost when she was running the “Princess Half Marathon” at Disney World last year.
However, their story got more participants to “Run for Shay” with them.
The Fosters also have a scholarship dedicated in Shaylin’s honor for students at Quest Church.