Topeka BMX fundraiser raises cash for funeral of 13-year-old killed in unintended taking pictures

TOPEKA (KSNT) – A fundraiser was held at Heartland BMX on Wednesday evening to mark the funeral of DaMya Hudnall, the 13 year old who was killed in the event of an accidental recording.

DaMya’s father, Clarence Hudnall, has been cycling the route for years.

To support him and help the family with funeral expenses, bikers from across the state took part in a race that cost $ 10 per participant, with all of the money raised going back to the family.

In total, the fundraiser raised more than $ 1,000 for DaMaya’s family.

“We just want to help,” said Corey Shepard, Heartland BMX track operator. “We are a big family. BMX is a family world, so we will help our riders and our families as best we can.”

Topeka teen hugged mother’s assassin earlier than turning him in, now elevating cash

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka siblings Dillon and Sidney Jay look like twins despite their age difference of three years. They also bear a notable resemblance to their mother, Hester Workman, who was murdered on April 25 at her Topeka home.

Dillon Jay, who had been at work during the incident, came home to find his mother dead in the garage. 13-year-old Sidney was at his home with her father.

As a distraction from losing his mother, Dillon did what any 16-year-old would and invited his best friend over to his home.

“I hung out with Amadeus the day after,” said Dillon. “He hugged me and told me he couldn’t imagine what it’s like to lose a parent.”

The next day, Dillon looked at footage from a neighbor’s surveillance camera and identified the person running away from home with a baseball bat as Amadeus Ballou-Meyer, his 16-year-old best friend.

“This man has been at my house three days a week for months,” said Dillon.

Ballou-Meyer will appear in court on June 28th. He is billed as an adult.

Topeka police say teenagers, murder victims knew each other

As the investigation continues, the two siblings are now working to remember their mother’s life.

“My mom worked hard for me and my sister every day and I think I didn’t really appreciate that until I couldn’t do it,” said Dillon.

The kids remembered their Mother Sunday, from their selflessness to their generosity to all of their funny quirks. For example, she left her Christmas tree – ornaments and everything – there for years so they wouldn’t have to take it to the basement. Her son said that there can be floods there at times.

“If she had a gift card, she’d almost never spend it on herself, she’d insist on spending it on other people,” Sidney said.

The teenagers remembered a family vacation with their mother and all the fun places she would take them to. Workman was hoping to take her to the sea for the first time this summer.

A month later, when they further sorted their belongings, they remembered her style and how she would wear a different necklace, bracelet, and earrings. Dressing up was one of the ways she celebrated life.

To help Sidney, Dillon and the other beloved Workman you can use this link Donate.