LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A new Web site to honor the life of Mikaela Lynch has been established by her family and friends.
The memorial Web site, titled “Mikaela’s Village,” can be found at www.mlvillage.org .
The site states, “We are a community of Mikaela’s family and close friends that are dedicated to the life and love of Mikaela Lynch. This wonderful girl has touched so many lives around the globe. It is our intent to continue to spread the love that Mikaela shared liberally. We hope to have your help in our mission.”
The 9-year-old San Francisco girl, who had autism, wandered from her family’s vacation home on Mother’s Day.
Mikaela became the focus of a massive three-day search, which ended on Wednesday with the discovery of her body in Cache Creek, not far from the family’s home.
Described as beautiful, determined, fearless and proud, Mikaela was a “girl with meaningful intentions, she let the world know what was really worthwhile,” according to the site.
It added, “Her village is invested in continuing the preservation of Mikaela’s memory, intentions and way of life.”
The site includes a donation link. One of the child’s teachers, Alyssa Winn, reported that Mikaela’s family currently is choosing a foundation – likely one benefiting children with autism – in order to make a donation in her name.
Candlelight vigils for Mikaela will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at Redbud Park, 14655 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake, and at 6 p.m. Monday at the Legacy School, 1950 Parallel Dr. in Lakeport.
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