The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.Lois McMaster Bujold
This memorial website was created to remember our dearest Kelsey S. Briggs who was born in OklahomaOklahoma City on December 28, 2002 and passed away on October 11, 2005 at the age of 2. You will live forever in our memories and hearts.
Kelsey was murdered after nine months of documented abuse. Her Daddy, SPC Lance Briggs, was in Iraq fighting for our country while Kelsey was here fighting for her life.
Kelsey was placed back in an abusive home by a Judge, but remained in state custody. She was dead four months later with the cause of death, blunt force trauma to the abdomen. Her stepfather, Michael Porter, and her mother, Raye Dawn Smith Porter, were both charged in connection with her death.
Her paternal family is seeking justice by all agencies that failed Kelsey. For more on her story go to www.kelseyspurpose.org
A new law has been named for Kelsey in Oklahoma in hopes of saving other children.