Pontiac, Michigan – A memorial service was held Sunday for an Oakland County mother and her two young children who froze to death in a field earlier this month.
Mother Monica Canady, 35, and her sons, ages 9 and 3, were found frozen to death in a field on Branch Street in Pontiac on January 15.
Canady was said to be suffering from a mental health crisis and told her children to lie down with her in the field.
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Families, friends and community leaders gathered at the field on Sunday to mourn the lives lost.
Faith leaders led the group in prayer, especially that Canady’s 10-year-old daughter, Lily, survived the field.
Lily was taken to the hospital and treated for hypothermia. Her family said she was later released.
“She’s doing well under the circumstances,” said Canady’s aunt, Rhodesia Canady. “She’s holding on. She’s surrounded by her family and so much love. All we can ask of her is her day at a time.”
Pontiac Mayor Tim Greimell and other elected officials spoke at the rally and stressed the importance of mental health resources and awareness.
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