NASHVILLE, Tenn. - One year ago, doctors diagnosed a four-month-old baby in Antioch with brain cancer. A few months later her father was murdered.
Metro Police are still trying to track down the killers. The child's mother said her baby deserves justice.
Amari Ewin has brain cancer and has been in and out of the hospital. She has had brain surgery and now she's undergoing chemotherapy.
"This is what she eats out of because she doesn't eat by mouth, and this is where she gets her chemo," said her mother Breshaun Ewin.
It's an uphill battle for such a young child, but she's holding her own.
"She's doing good. She's strong. They call her the miracle baby at the hospital because she keeps proving them wrong," she said.
Amari's parents, Breshaun and Avery Hernandez, rotated shifts in the hospital. It's a lot for any family to endure, but their challenges had just begun.
In March, Avery was visiting a friend in Nashboro Village at a cookout.
Late that night someone found him slumped over in the car he had borrowed from a friend. Breshaun's fiancé was dead.
"When they came they both were crying and they told me that he was killed," she said.
Someone shot and killed the 18-year-old. Six months later police are still looking for the killers.
"Everything was going fine. We believe this chain of events happened after the cookout. Some subjects were outside and we're really looking for those people to come forward to tell us what happened after he left the cookout," said
Police believe people at the cookout can give them information that will lead to Avery's killers.
"I don't know what could have happened. He was supposed to be on his way home," Breshaun said.
Now, Breshaun and Amari are on their own.
"It makes it a lot harder, because she was a daddy's girl, so she kisses his pictures every day and she used to look for him every day, but she don't [sic] look for him anymore," she added.
There are many unanswered questions in Breshaun's life. She said she would like to know if Amari will win her fight with cancer, and she would also like to know who killed Avery.
If you have information about this case call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Your information could help bring some closure to this family and it could be worth up to $1,000.