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Columbia County mother searching for necklace containing daughter's ashes

Necklace containing the ashes of Shaylin Foster (source: Chasity Foster / Facebook) Necklace containing the ashes of Shaylin Foster (source: Chasity Foster / Facebook)
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

A Columbia County mother is searching for a very special missing necklace.

On Feb. 25. Chasity Foster posted to her Facebook page that she ran the Princess Half Marathan at Disney World in Orlando, FL.  While participating in the run, her necklace containing the ashes of her recently-deceased daughter, Shaylin, fell off.  She says her necklace must have fallen off between the entrance to magic Kingdom parking and the point where princesses stood waiting for the run to begin.

Shaylin Foster was killed in a crash in Columbia County back in January.  She was already registered for the run and her father took her spot, even wearing her costume.

For Shaylin's family and friends, this necklace was a way for her to run in the race with them.

“She was there," said Chasity Foster. "So she could run every mile of the race with us. She’s not physically with us, but could still be part of the race and she could go on every single mile as well.”

Shaylin already had her princess dress picked out for this year’s run.  Thanks to her dad, her dress was still able to run in the race.

“Run Disney, they were great. They changed over her registration to my husband so that my husband could run in her place. And he ran in her place, tu-tu and all,” said Foster.

For Foster, this is like losing her daughter all over again.  She's hoping that by getting her message out- someone, somewhere will recognize the necklace and return it to their family.

“We chose to have her cremated so that she could be with us no matter where we are. She’s there too,” said Foster.

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