Posted on September 9, 2014
Thank you for the outpouring of donations and thoughtful words as the wounds heal since the tragedy occurred. By way of an update, Mary Kathleen is doing amazingly well given the circumstances. She is a very strong young woman.
Decisions have now been made as to her residence and guardianship. This has been a complex issue since her school and home have been in the Atlanta area, but most of her family do not. Thus far, she has been staying with friends and family.
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services demanded immediate decisions be made on Mary Kathleen's care. As of Sept. 4th, she is a resident of Naperville, Illinois and is under the supervision of her Uncle Shaun and Aunt Gerri. We anticipate it to be a wonderful environment, but the change was large and abrupt. Please pray for Mary Kathleen's transition into her new environment as she begins her journey without her parents.
Finally, we want to recognize the Blessed Trinity High School community who showered a tremendous amount of love, support, prayers, and dedication to ensuring Mary Kathleen will not walk alone in her loneliness.
Peace be with you all.
Uncle of Mary Kathleen Wilkins