What’s in a name?…


I must say that the support that I’ve received from all of you is really helping me keep it moving. This is a hard road that I’m traveling on but I know that I will be helping others in the name of Chance and that’s why I’m still pushing. It’s a wonderful feeling when you know that people genuinely love and care about you and that they support you in everything that you do. So again, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart…:)

So tomorrow, I will be filming for the Today Show. This is something that I was totally not prepared for. But when this happened to Chance, I told my family that I didn’t want something like this to ever happen to another family. I needed to know what the purpose of my baby leaving me was. Because everyone who knows me, knows that I love my kids. Brandon and Chance mean EVERYTHING to me. And everything that I do, I do so that they can have a better life. Since I’ve been blogging, I’ve gotten some very inspirational texts and inbox messages on Facebook. Today, a friend of mine told me that she was purchasing a house and that she was trying to figure out how she would do the layout of her daughter’s room. She said that she spiritually received a message that said she saw furniture companies putting flyers in the boxes saying “Never take a Chance”…that really did something for me. When I told my mom about it she said that she really feels like this is what Chance was meant to do.

Then I thought about her name. When I found out that I was pregnant, the name Chance was always stuck in my head. I mean, I could NOT get that name out of my head. Everyone was telling me not to name her that but I held on to what I wanted. I compromised by putting Sydney as the first part of her name but we only called her that to make sure she knew what her name was. But when you look up the name Chance, it means, “the likelihood of something happening” or “favorable set of circumstances; an opportunity” or ” the unknown and unpredictable element in hey keisha i dnt knw how u feel or wat u going through but im praying for u n the family cuz as easily as it was u it clda but me i knw u hurtn but god gne stregthn u let me knw if i can do anything for uhappenings that seem to have no assignable cause”. Now if you ever met my baby, you know that her name fit her perfectly. There was a reason that I was so stuck on naming her that. This was her purpose. And I’m so thankful that she will be helping other’s for years and years to come.

Since this has happened to my family, I’ve been researching how often this kind of accident happens. And the statistics blew me away. Once every two weeks a child is injured or killed due to falling furniture!! I couldn’t believe it. But it doesn’t have to happen to you. If you have a dresser with a TV on top of it, like most of us did, go to Walmart and purchase safety anchors. They’re 9.97. Just think, if I’d purchased those Chance could still be here. My baby would still be here if I would have bought 2 hooks for 10.00 each!! That broke my heart. But it doesn’t have to happen to you.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Dream-Baby-Furniture-Anchor/20850874 This is the link to purchase the anchors for your furniture. Please “Don’t take a Chance” on this happening to you.

So I’ll let you know tomorrow how the interview went. I’ll also post some pictures. I’m very excited so please continue to pray for me and my family and we’ll do the same for you!

Until tomorrow, I hope you have “another day and another Chance”….



  1. I love this!!!! You are really doing a great job I love reading your blog keep going bc God got your back and your front:)

  2. What’s in a name? Everything…..Sydney Chance proves it.

    Well put, Keisha. 🙂

    Praying or you tomorrow,

    Your Bigface- Melissa

  3. Keisha Im very proud of you and I know that Chance is smiling down on you from heaven because she know that you are doing something to help other kids. Keep smiling and keep your head up and know that no matter what God has your back! We are still praying for you and the family and know that God wont put no more on you than you can bear! Take it one day at a time and it will get easier i know i have lost 3 kids and its hard but with what you are doing gives me so much to keep moving on! God Bless!

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