Native mother opens new enterprise in reminiscence of late son

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – After dropping her teenage son a neighborhood mother is discovering the power to not solely push for change but in addition open her personal enterprise. We’re looking inside Robert’s Angels and the way it’s giving again to others.

Lakeya Collins is naming her enterprise after her son Robert. He drowned 5 years in the past at age 16 attempting to swim to the following seaside space with no life vest or grownup supervision. She holds on to his reminiscence daily.

“His smile will gentle up the world. He was a folks particular person and diligent about who he beloved. He’s simply a tremendous particular person, simply wonderful,” mentioned Collins.

She says the previous 5 years have been robust, however she’s pushing ahead along with her enterprise due to Robert. He wished to be a doctor when he grew up, a registered nurse herself Collins says Robert would at all times iron her scrubs earlier than work.

“I wish to say it was god, a religious calling. God mentioned Robert’s Angels, one night time, Robert’s Angels and I started to design these scrubs,” she mentioned.

Scrubs crafted and designed with a particular message.

“You’ll at all times see a bit of gold on the scrubs that symbolize Robert is in heaven. The buttons symbolize closure to the ache and grief I as soon as endured, and the zippers symbolize staying heading in the right direction in life,” she mentioned.

Exterior of opening her enterprise Collins can also be working to get Robert’s Regulation handed. The invoice would require children 17 and youthful to have an grownup with them when getting into state parks and require life vests be made obtainable to all guests.

“I do know indisputably if there was an grownup on the market, somebody would have redirected these youngsters and mentioned no you’re not purported to swim to the following island, you’re supposed to remain throughout the buoy, and my son would nonetheless be right here. I don’t need no different mom to really feel this ache, no different mom,” she mentioned.

Collins says she is aware of her son is smiling down on her.

“Mommy made it Robert, mommy made it. It’s been arduous, a whole lot of sleepless nights, however mommy made it,” she mentioned.

Robert’s Angels will open later this month on the twenty fourth. Collins says a portion of its proceeds will go in the direction of providing CPR certification coaching programs on the retailer each month.

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