Mother is heartbroken after seeing her son's grave damaged
BECKLEY, W.Va. -
It's meant as a final resting place for the one's you love.
But imagine showing up to your child's grave site, only to find it damaged.
Friday, our crews met up with one mother in Raleigh County who shared her heartbreaking story with us and what she wants to change because of it.
Felicia and Ben Cadle lost their baby boy Carson just four months ago after he was born prematurely.
"He was perfect, 10 perfect fingers 10 perfect toes, you wouldn't think that he was premature... he was a beautiful baby boy," said Felicia Cadle.
Now they honor his memory at his grave site in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Raleigh County.
But just last week Felicia showed up to a heartbreaking sight.
She tells 59 News she was shocked to see tire tracks and mud over her son Carson's memorial.
"I thought it was disrespectful to him that some maintenance guy could just run overtop of it like it was just nothing," said Cadle.
Officials with Blue Ridge tell us a maintenance man definitely made a mistake in driving over the grave and they're doing everything they can to fix the site for the family.
"I can't give my son a kiss at night time I can't tell him I love him like every other mommy can and that's the place I can go be with my son and just tell him everything that's going on. And it just means the world to me and to go there and see it like that it's sad," said Cadle.
Cadle said she hopes her story can be a wake up call to everyone working and especially driving around these sacred memorials.
"I just want people at any cemetery to just be aware of what they're doing and what they're doing that can hurt everybody else," said Cadle.
Cadle said she knows her son Carson is an angel watching over her family and her 6 week old unborn child she's carrying today.
Cadle tells 59 News she has been back to the site recently and Blue Ridge has fixed the land around her son's grave and put hay over the mud in hopes of grass growing this spring.