When family of Amy Owesnby and James Davis Jr. got bigger with the arival of their little baby girl Cheyenne, the new parents couldn’t feel happier.
Unfortunately, soon after her birth, the couple split up due to complications in their family life.
Yet parents wanted to give their child a good life and decided to take regular turns caring for her.
Most of her time the daughter spent with her mom, every once in a while she spent her weekends with dad.
Months passed as they followed this scheme, until the unpredictable happened. When Cheyenne was only 8-month-old life of the whole family changed in a matter of minutes.
When Amy left her daughter at James’ home, she couldn’t have thought that she’d receive a call from him in an hour and a half telling that her baby wasn’t breathing.
The woman immediately picked up her girl and rushed to Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Only later the mom found out how her baby got injured so badly.
Once left with her father, Cheyenne began to cry and scream and in his frustration, James picked up his daughter and shook her.
His actions were so severe that they caused Cheyenne suffering from abusive head trauma, aka shaken baby syndrome. Because of having been shaken so hard her skull cracked and her brain was bleeding.
Cheyenne’s mom was told her daughter wouldn’t survive the night.
Later Amy wrote: “The man I was in love with, my first love, high school sweetheart, a guy I had known and shared a life with almost 10 years did this to OUR daughter. My whole world came crashing down.”
Fortunately, Cheyenne did survive after undergoing many surgeries and a tedious recovery.
Doctors had to remove half of her brain and she was left with little function and was paralyzed on her right side.
“She literally struggles DAILY from what was done to her,” Amy shared, “She can’t hold a baby doll and her cup at once, she has to choose which she would rather hold at that moment because one hand isn’t working, like it’s ‘supposed’ to anyway.”
Cheyenne’s dad, James Davis Jr., confessed in shaking his daughter that night and was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment.
“I am BEYOND proud of her strength, determination & just how far
she’s came already. She proves Dr’s wrong time after time. Tell her that she
can’t & she’ll show you that she WILL. My miracle baby,” Amy wrote in her