MIDLAND, N.C. -- Family and friends celebrated the life Kilah Davenport who recently passed away.some Kilah was severely beaten by her stepfather.
The family held a barbecue fundraiser in Midland to benefit the Kilah Davenport Foundation .
Kilah died just weeks before her fifth birthday. For years she fought through health problems caused by the abuse. Her case inspired a new state law that requires harsher penalties for child abuse.