Our purpose is to provide assistance to children of all ages subjected to or involved in violent relationships. What is a violent relationship? Lets start by deﬁning what a relationship is. Most people think of a relationship as people that are:
• Related – sister, brother, cousin
• Married people
• People dating
This is true but there are many more types of relationships. For example: business, co-worker, customer, and simple acquaintance relationships, to name a few more. All in all, a relationship is basically an association between 2 or more people.
Now lets deﬁne violent/violence: any act – physical, verbal or emotional – that is intended to, or results in, harm to oneself or another person or group. According to Kaity’s Way – a violent relationship is a relationship where at least one of the individuals within a relationship chooses to emotionally, verbally or physically cause harm to the other individual in that relationship.
It is just that simple!
Why Are We Doing This?
We oﬀer this help because our daughter Kaitlyn Marie Sudberry was the victim of a violent relationship in the worst way. On January 28, 2008 her ex-boyfriend, Daniel Byrd, murdered her in cold blood in the light of day as she was on her way home from school. Kaity was 17 years old, a Senior at Moon Valley High School in Phoenix Arizona. She was accepted to NAU to study Wildlife Sciences. She had her whole life ahead of her, yet fell victim to the selﬁsh and violent act of another.
Kaity’s family has learned a lot from this experience and wants to do what they can in Kaity’s name to help avoid this kind of tragedy from happening to any other family or individual.
Anyone who knew Kaity will attest to the fact that Kaity was one of Patience, Empathy, Acceptance, Caring and Equality. Kaity was a loving individual that only wanted the best for herself and others. She was there when someone needed an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on or just be there for company. She was a silly girl that had a zest for life and even though she was soft spoken she was heard when she spoke.
Phone: (602) 740-2734