HaleighMost of you that read my articles know about a case out of Palatka, Florida involving the disappearance of a little 5 year old girl, HaLeigh Cummings. HaLeigh’s father’s then girlfriend, Misty Croslin claims she woke up and saw that the back door of the house was open and found that HaLeigh was gone.

Finding HaLeigh became an obsession to most of us as the investigation went on of her disappearance. Although I never met her, I felt so close to her. I wanted this child to be found as much as her family did but unfortunately she still hasn’t been found.

She disappeared on February 10, 2009. She has never been found. Lots of people think she will never be found saying that she is in heaven right now. Family members have not given up on the hope that she is still alive out there trying to make her way home. As long as they have no solid proof that she is no longer with us, they refuse to give up. I agree with them too. I hope that the public will leave the family in peace over this topic because they have the right to keep their hopes up until there is proof of something otherwise.HaLeigh-age-progression-photo-2013

Every year HaLeigh’s Grandmother, Teresa Neves and her Great-Grandmother, Annette Sykes, hold a prayer Vigil in honor of HaLeigh but this year they are going to light candles and pray for HaLeigh on August 10 at 7:00 p.m. which will mark the 6 ½ year mark since she was last seen. Due to the deteriorating health of HaLeigh’s great grandmother, Annette Sykes, who is losing her battle with cancer, they have, with heavy hearts, decided not to open their homes to the public this year. They are inviting everyone to join them in the candle lighting from where ever they are at 7 p.m. Also please join them in prayer as you light the candles. They are also requesting that some of you take a pic of the lit candles and feel free to post them on HaLeigh’s page on Facebook which can be found here.

The family is asking that once again for the public to join them at Bramlit’s Plumbing in Palatka Florida between the hours of 11:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. on August 17, 2015. The family will release 12 balloons while in the parking lot at 2:16 p.m. in honor and celebration of HaLeigh’s 12th birthday. Bramlit’s have agreed to share their parking lot, so donations can be accepted of school supplies for HaLeigh’s Closet at Browning Pearce Elementary. HaLeigh’s Closet provides school supplies all year long for those children who are less fortunate and are not able to furnish their own. No donation is too small and is so greatly appreciated.

If you would like to donate to HaLeigh’s Closet you can bring donations to Bramlit’s and they will be delivered to the school along with supplies that have been purchased through the summer. You can also drop your donations off at the school during school hours. If you would like to send your donation directly to the school you can do so at the address posted below. Cash donations are also accepted. Please be sure to write HaLeigh’s Closet in the memo portion of your check or money order as the school has a special account set up for donations to HaLeigh’s Closet. All donations are greatly appreciated by HaLeigh’s family and all the families who are helped by your donations.

HaLeigh’s Closet accepts donations such as these:
1. Wide ruled paper
2. Crayons
3. Leaded pencils
4. Colored pencils
5. Backpacks for the older students

They even accept things like underwear for the little boys or girls that might have a little accident that would need a change of clothing to keep from being sent home for the day. We all know how that can happen with small children. This would keep them from a huge embarrassment.

Also cash donations are accepted. Please make the check or money order out to the school but be sure to remember to add on the memo at the bottom that it is for HaLeigh’s Closet.

Browning Pearce Elementary School is located at 100 Bear Blvd San Mateo, FL 32187. (386)329-0557

There are no words that can express the family’s gratitude for your continued support, love & prayers. They thank you all from the bottom of their hearts & ask that God blesses you.

HaLeigh Cummings has been gone too long, the family needs some closure for this case. They need to know one way or another about what happened to this precious child. She will never be forgotten and they will never give up on finding out what happened to her. Until then they just pray that one day she will find her way home, one way or another. God Bless You HaLeigh where ever you are sweetie. If you are in heaven with Jesus, we know you are OK, but we just need to know what happened to you.

As always my thoughts and prayers are with you HaLeigh and with your family as well.

Jan Barrett

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