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Love Like Jace, Inc.

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy

Location

PO Box 681098Orlando, FL 32818 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is dedicated to bringing awareness and resources to the community to advance children’s safety through advocacy and community outreach.

Description

Love Like Jace, Inc., a registered non-profit organization was founded in April 2021 by Makia Wallace in memory of her 21-month-old son Jace Lucas Leslie. Jace’s life tragically ended on September 11, 2020, after being left in the back seat of his caregiver’s car for more than 7 hours in 105-degree temperature. Less than a month later the State Attorney decided to drop all charges and rule the incident as an accident. After begging and pleading to reopen the case, the State Attorney still refused and called the tragedy a "Simple Neglect". Trying to pick up the broken pieces and make sense of the injustice, Makia knew she could no longer tolerate the pain, frustration, and sadness. After constantly asking all the "Why" questions a grieving mother would do and no answers in return, bitterness, and revenge started to creep into Makia’s heart. On February 2021, Makia heard the Lord say to her, "In order for you to heal you must release and forgive". She didn’t understand this in the beginning until she decided to obey. Overwhelmed by sorrow, guilt, bitterness, regret, and revenge, Makia made up her mind to give it all over to God and trust His plan. Now she seeks to share her story and educate others on the importance of children’s safety while offering support, encouragement, and hope to other grieving families who have experienced a loss of a loved one.

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