It has been 3 days since my beautiful and precious sister Anastasia was killed after being abducted by Inova Fairfax Hospital and their designated guardians Kenneth Labowitz and Anne Heishman.
There is a void in our lives so vast and so deep that I cannot find adequate words to express it. The knowledge that Inova, Labowitz and Heishman made the last 9 months/270 days of Anastasia’s life a tortuous living hell is something we will never forget.
While they may not believe it now Anastasia’s death and the (alleged) abuse and neglect they subjected her to will haunt them the rest of their natural lives, which I truly hope will be very very long.
At any given moment I am overrun with a tsunami of emotions. I see the stack of new movies I continued to buy for Anastasia for us to watch together when she returned home – she will never watch now. The television remains dark as I have not been able to turn it on because watching television and movies was our thing something we always did together. It is ruined for me know.
My heart and spirit are heavy as would be expected when a loved one is taken in such a way. However there will come a point in time where I will be able to begin channeling the pain and grief I feel into positive action to prevent this from ever happening to anyone else again. I remain Anastasia’s voice as I have always been.