MONROE, N.C. -- The local community continues its outpouring of support for a little girl in Cabarrus County.
Kilah Davenport suffered brain damage after police say she was beaten by her stepfather in May. The Monroe Moose riders are hosting a poker run on Kilah's behalf Saturday at 10:00 am at the Monroe VFW.
Three-year-old Kilah was injured earlier this year when police say Joshua Houser injured here severely. Doctors told her mother, Kirbi Davenport, Kilah would remain in a vegetative state, but she has since made progress. Kilah is now able to hold her head up, take food by mouth and walk with assistance. She may never fully recover, but Kirbi says here improvement is encouraging.
"With this tragedy I've taken it, and I get to see Kilah do it all again. But this time is has a different meaning. It's not just that's my baby, and look she's walking. No, that's my fighter and look what she's doing, after you said she never would," said Kirbi.
Kirbi is due any day with her second child, a boy. The father is the same man who sits in jail, charged with abusing Kilah. Kirbi says she hopes the baby will be a healing presence for Kilah.
The registration for Saturday's poker run starts at 10:00 am at the Monroe VFW. The final stop is at the Monroe Moose Lodge. The cost is $15 for one rider; $20 for two riders.