Family of Murdered Buffalo Child Setting up Foundation to Help Others

October 11, 2013 Updated Oct 11, 2013 at 9:55 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

October 11, 2013 Updated Oct 11, 2013 at 9:55 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) The paternal great-grandmother of 5-year old Eain Brooks is now dedicating her time to helping other families who are dealing with a dangerous child abuse situation.

"If we can save just one child, then Eain's death will not be in vain," said Carolyn Spring-Baker from Olean.

Eain Brooks died from blunt-force trauma in mid-September and his mother's boyfriend, 26-year old Matthew Kuzdzal, is charged with his murder.

Family members say they tried to report that Kuzdzal was abusing the child, but calls to local Child Protective Services, and an abuse hotline number in Albany, seemed to get no results.

"I would still see the bruises from 3 weeks prior," said the great-grandmother.

On Sunday October 20th, an awareness walk will be held in Delaware Park from Noon to 3pm to help raise money for a new child abuse foundation called "Eain's Echo."

The foundation will seek to educate the community about child abuse, lobby to change laws regarding child abuse, and help non-custodial parents and other family members find resources to deal with child abuse cases.

Registration is $5 and more information can be found on a facebook page set up for "Eain's Echo."

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