Skylan just celebrated her second birthday. Her family was looking forward to many more memories with her. Just a few weeks later, the same place where she had her birthday party became the spot where her life came to an end. "Just the thought I will never hear her little voice again rips my heart into shreds," says Skylan's mom Astrid Duncan.
Duncan lost her little girl Tuesday night. Skylan somehow slipped out of the house and fell into the pool. [ "She's in heaven now," said Skylan's step-grandmother Michele Allen.
The family says Skylan loved everyone she met and they loved her. That's clear by the many family and friends who've shown up at the family's home to grieve. "I've never met a child that captivated your heart like this child," says her Grandmother Gina Allen.
"She brought life to everyone she met," says her Grandfather Ken Allen.
Although she was only with them two short years, they say she forever changed their lives. "I truly believe she was here to make all of us wake up and seek the true meaning of life," says Duncan.
The family hopes others will learn from their loss. They say, if you have a pool, take extra steps to make sure it's secure. The family has set up a fund to help pay for Skylan's funeral services. To help, just drop of a donation at any Regions Bank to the Skylan Cambrie Allen Duncan fund.