Syesha Mercado and her partner, Tyron Deener, have been reunited with their newborn daughter Ast, who was taken from their care by Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies last week due to an alleged Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation. The incident in Florida, which was captured in a devastating viral video, has captivated thousands of people and prompted civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump to intervene. Authorities further claim that the couple failed to inform them that Syesha had given birth while their son, Amen’Ra (who is in CPS custody), was being prosecuted.
Tyron posted the wonderful news on Syesha’s Instagram and thanked everyone for assisting them in obtaining the money they required to bring Ast home. Tyron said in the video that they still have work to do to reunite with Ra, who was taken from their custody in March after a doctor stated he was underweight, something the couple disagrees. In the video, Tyron expressed his gratitude to everyone who gave to their GoFundMe account. He said, “Thank you, because of y’all, we had the proper support to get the best attorneys in the country.”
In addition, Tyron said he would be trying to help families reunite with their children in CPS custody. Syesha and Tyron’s GoFundMe campaign has raised almost $432,200 so far, far exceeding their $200,000 goal. They described the day Ra was taken away on March 11th in the narrative description. Syesha took Ra to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital when her milk supply was poor and she needed help, according to the narrative. Authorities were summoned, she claims, when she allegedly denied a B12 dose, an allegation she denies. Syesha has used her platform to campaign for other mothers whose children have been “legally kidnapped” as a result of the growing support for Syesha and Tyron’s fight to bring Ra home.