As relatives and friends prepare for a terrible farewell, the heartbroken mother of a youngster who was mauled to death by two dogs has said that she wishes to give her son a magnificent send-off.
Jyedon Pollard, 2, was sadly killed by a rottweiler and a cow dog at Cowra’s Country Gardens Motor Inn in the central-west of New South Wales over a week ago.
The funeral of the young kid is anticipated to take place later this week.
His grieving mother Takisha ‘Kesha’ Pollard broke her silence about the tragedy on Monday afternoon when she launched an online fundraising in the hopes of organising a sky banner in his honor on the day of his funeral.
She stated that granting this request would mean the “total world.”
Takisha Pollard (seen at the birth of her son with Jyedon and the boy’s father, Brayden O’Hanlon) has broken her silence to make a unique funeral wish.
This week, Takisha ‘Kesha’ Pollard intends to organize a sky banner for the funeral of her son. Presented is the internet fundraising page
She wrote, “Hello, my name is Takisha Pollard and I am Jyedon’s mother.”
“As many of you are aware, my two-year-old son Jyedon was sadly slain in Cowra last week,” This would mean the world to me to do this for my son, Jyedon.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
The fundraising effort aims to earn $5,000 and features a baby photo of Jyedon.
The page has been shared by Jyedon’s aunt Tearna O’Hanlon, the toddler’s father’s sister.
A separate fundraising organized by Takisha’s aunt Kylie Pollard Walker has generated nearly $12,000 for a memorial ceremony in just five days.
It comes after Jyedon’s father expressed his grief over losing his “best little friend.”
While awaiting trial, Brayden O’Hanlon, 24, learned through his sister that his two-year-old son, Jyedon Pollard, had been murdered by a dog attack.
Friday night, the distraught father was freed from prison on humanitarian grounds after being placed on suicide watch.
Mr. O’Hanlon expressed gratitude for being surrounded by loved ones while he mourns the loss of his son, who was brutally murdered on Tuesday.
‘I’m just so lost and numb… He informed the Daily Telegraph that he was his closest friend.
The last time he saw Jyedon was on October 19, when he was remanded in detention on accusations including auto theft, burglary, assault, and theft.
Mr. O’Hanlon expressed gratitude for being surrounded by loved ones while he mourns the death of Jyedon, who was fatally mauled by two dogs on Tuesday.
Mr. O’Hanlon was scheduled to return to court on November 23, at which time he hoped to be released on bail and reunited with his small son.
Jyedon was cruelly killed on Tuesday by a Rottweiler and a cow dog at Cowra’s Country Gardens Motor Inn in the central-west of New South Wales.
The animals caused fatal injuries to Jyedon’s face and neck before motel owner Matt McIIIhatton took him to safety and rushed him to the hospital with his mother.
The child succumbed to his injuries few hours later.
Jyedon passed away on Tuesday after being mauled by a Rottweiler and a cow dog at Cowra’s Country Gardens Motor Inn (pictured) in central-west New South Wales.
The police have confirmed that the two canines were euthanized, and an inquiry into the cause of death is ongoing.
Officers will investigate accusations that the child was attacked while playing with the dogs in a fenced-in area behind the motel.
However, Jyedon’s family refuted these claims, stating that the animals suddenly broke through the gate and attacked the boy in the “split second” that his mother was gone.
“Kesha went inside to buy Jyedon a drink as he was riding his scooter in front of their room,” Jyedon’s uncle Robert stated.
In that split-second, the dogs either leapt the fence or escaped after the gate was left open and attacked Jyedon.
Ms. Pollard, a mother of three, had been temporarily residing in the motel with Jyedon and one of her two kids, Aaliyah, 9, and Tahaleaha, 5, as they waited to transfer into a new Housing Department residence.
Jyedon’s father, Mr. O’Hanlon, learned of his son’s passing via a phone chat with his sister Tearna, who expressed concern for her brother while he was incarcerated.
Mr. O’Hanlon is the father of Jyedon and Tahaleaha, but the pair has reportedly separated.
After his attorneys successfully petitioned for his temporary release from jail, the 24-year-old must comply to stringent terms, including a curfew.
Mr. O’Hanlon learned of his son’s passing through a phone conversation with his sister Tearna, who expressed concern for her brother while he was incarcerated.
She told Daily Mail Australia, “He is not doing well.”
As saddened loved ones struggle to accept the tragedy, Jydeon’s uncle Jake revealed that his sister ‘doesn’t know what to do.’
He stated, “She just wants her son back.”