Be Remarkable: Amazing duo takes on tragedy to help others cope with loss
BELTON, TX - This week’s Be Remarkable takes us out to Belton, where a husband and wife team are taking on tragedy to help folks cope with loss on a physical and emotional level.
“We own a crime scene clean-up business”, Kylie Abbatoye explained, as she was surprised with the Be Remarkable Award by the KWTX crew and Danny Daniel of Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers.
Kylie and her husband Josh do the unthinkable, which is something very few of us think about at all.
They go into homes and clean up in the aftermath of horrible tragedies, after police investigators are gone.
The couple started this inspired initiative after Kylie heard a heartbreaking story from a co-worker years ago.
“She said my boyfriend murdered my brother in our home 10 years ago and she talked about how traumatic the mess was in the house,” Kylie noted.
“I said, ‘well who came to clean it?’”
“She said ‘there were no resources.’”
“I went home, he (Josh) was getting ready to retire and we just decided nobody should have to go through that.”
“She’s a psychiatric nurse so I mean she just has a huge heart,” said Josh.
“We just go in until the families tell us to go away,”
JoEll Guzman nominated this thoughtful duo after working with them on a crisis assistance program.
She says, they make it their mission to help heal family members left behind after tragedy.
“They give without asking for things in return, you meet them, they’re family,” said Guzman.
If you know a remarkable person, nominate them at kwtx.com/beremarkable.