Alexis Manigo is the 18-year-old who was kidnapped eight hours after she was born. In 1998, Gloria Williams suffered a miscarriage. A week later she drove from Florida to South Carolina where she stole Kamiyah Mobley from the University Medical Center in Jacksonville. Kamiyah’s mother, Shanara Mobley received $1.5 million after suing the hospital.
As a parent, I can tell you first hand that there is no amount of money that you can give me for my children. A child’s presence is priceless. Kamiyah needs our prayers. After Gloria, the woman she thought was her mother, was arrested, Kamiyah shared an emotional post on Facebook.
|Alexis Manigo South Carolina Facebook|
In the Facebook post, Kamiyah defended her “mother’s” actions, explaining that she gave her everything she has ever needed. Kamiyah will need some serious psychological support. The woman that raised her, like she was her mother, is a criminal who kidnapped her at birth.
Kidnapped in 1998 as an infant, #KamiyahMobley has been located alive and well by #JSO. #JAX #Jacksonville
— Jax Sheriff’s Office (@JSOPIO) January 13, 2017
This story teaches us to believe in miracles. Kamiyah’s mother thought she would never see her again but then a miracle happened. It took 18 years and Kamiyah’s entire life has been a life but she’s alive. Better late than never. We’re hoping Kamiyah and her biological parents will be able to make up for lost time.