COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - The Brazos Valley is stepping up to help the family of Hazana Anderson. Details of how the two year-old was killed were released last week, and its left people shocked and asking how this could happen. Now, complete strangers are honoring Hazana.
The two year-old was reported missing over a week ago at Gabbard Park in College Station. Questions swirled and the family mourned as the they learned about the last moments of Hazana’s life.
"They've lost a beautiful innocent child and nothing can ever replace that," said Rebecca Nitsche, the owner of Blessings From Above Child Care Center where Hazana once attended.
People who didn’t even know Hazana are now offering help and support for Tabodrick Anderson and his family.
"We all just need to stand up together and show Mr. Anderson and the family that we loved Hazana even though we didn't know her, and that we're here and that we care," said resident, Heather McCaskill.
McCaskill and her friend, Danielle Abdelmahid are planning a vigil for little Hazana and they’re asking everyone to show up and support.
"We know we can't take no pain away, only time will heal, but we want to let him know that, even though we don't know him, we don't know the family, we 're here for them," McCaskill said.
Nitsche is also raising funds for the family by selling bracelets and starting a GoFundMe for Tabodrick.
"We're hoping that something good can come from this horrible tragedy," Nitsche said.
With over 28,000 shares on Facebook and requests from all over the country, Nitsche says she’s hoping this gesture can help ease the pain of losing young Hazana.
"He said that this is Hazana's money and he will donate this money or come up with some sort of scholarship fund or something like that to do something with this money in her memory," Nitsche said.
Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan has also offered to pay for all funeral expenses for Hazana.
The vigil honoring Hazana will take place at Gabbard Park at 6:00 p.m. in College Station on Tuesday. They will also be accepting funds for the Anderson family. Supporters are encouraged to bring their own candles.
You can find a link to a GoFundMe supporting the Anderson family in the 'Related Links' section.