Grieving mother hopes to create new rules about water safety with Robert’s Law

Lakeya Collins is getting a petition signed for Robert's Law.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — It’s been nearly a year since a well-loved and very popular Greenbrier High School student drowned in a tragic accident.

Many of you will remember the heartbreaking story of Robert Ballard’s passing.  WJBF’s Stefany Bornman covered a vigil organized by his parents last April.

The wolfpack gathered to celebrate number 29, the life he lived and his lasting legacy that will forever live among the halls of Greenbrier High School.

His track and football teammate, Elijah Lopez, says this week has been surreal.

“I just feel like he knows that we all really miss him and truly can’t let him go.”

Gold and green balloons filled the football stadium in honor of the star athlete. A night of tears and sadness of a life ended too soon.
Lakeya Collins is Robert’s mother.  Since his death, she’s been lobbying to start a new law called, Robert’s Law, to keep our children safe while at lakes in our state. She needs 5000 signatures on her petition.

To read and sign it online, click here:



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