Hundreds attend vigil for baby Chance

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NORTH PORT, Fla. – More than hundred people attended a vigil for 9-week-old Chance Walsh at the Peace Christian Fellowship in North Port on Saturday.

“To my little tiny angel, even though you cannot speak yet, God gave you a voice and it was heard around the world,” his grandmother Sally Susino said as she read from a letter.

People from miles away came to remember the life of the little boy.

“I’m new to the community and apart of the community now. I wanted him to know that everybody supports him,” Rhonda McLaughlin said.

His grandparents were at center stage during prayes and songs.

“It was a great turnout, people came from all over to visit and I think Chance is up there looking down thinking, ‘this is for me, I’m not going to be forgotten,” his grandfather said.

Chance’s parents, Kristen Bury and Joseph Walsh fled the state after allegedly killing him on September 16th. Bury told detectives on Thursday where Chance was buried in just a diaper.

“To think about what he may have endured or suffered is heart wrenching,” Pastor Brian Zdrojowi with the Awaken Church said.

“It’s good he got away from that though,” Rachel Duke, Walsh’s sister, said. “It’s crazy, never would have expected this. Just at a loss for words.”

A chance–it’s all anyone ever wants–a chance at life. For this sweet little boy, who was supposedly named Chance for that very reason, his life ended far too soon.

Chance’s grandparents say they are asking people to put a pinwheel on their mailbox in honor of him and to post the photos on Facebook.







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