CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- People in Bartow County came together Sunday for the "Journey Ann Cowart" foundation.

Journey was barely a year old when she died last month. Police say she died from abuse at the hands of her mother, Brandy Boyd, and Boyd's boyfriend, Austin Levi Payne.

Journey's great-grandmother says the community's support during such a difficult time means the world to her family.

According to the

Journey Ann Cowart Foundation Facebook page

, all proceeds raised by Sunday's walk will go directly to the foundation, which assists child abuse victims and works to educate families on the signs a child is being hurt.

The Bartow County Medical Examiner called the little girl's death the worst case of child abuse he'd ever seen, according to Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap.

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