Independence mom covers front yard in pinwheels to honor son lost to child abuse

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- One metro mother turned her heartbreaking loss into a show of faith.

Jennifer Warner lost her 3-year-old son in 2014 while he was in the care of her then-boyfriend.

"He was a really outgoing little boy who was happy," she said. "He was happy all the time."

This year, in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Warner covered her front yard with blue pinwheels in honor of Ethan Gene Warner.

"I wanted to show that it happens, and it happened to my son," Warner said.

During that heartbreaking time, the Child Abuse Prevention Association helped her family in a big way.

"They helped my daughter with counseling services after she lost her twin," she said.

So this year, Warner also decided to give back to the organization. She's created shirts and car decals in honor of Ethan. She plans to donate that money raised to the Child Abuse Prevention Association.

If you'd like to purchase one, contact Warner on Facebook. Or you can donate to her fundraiser for CAPA here.

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