About This Project
Brenya’s Love, LLC honors Brenya Smith, a little boy born with Trisomy 18, a deadly genetic condition. Expected to die within 72 hours, he beat the odds with the help of his doctors, nurses, other healthcare specialists and the loving devotion of his mother Petrina Onwuemeli and sister Taylore.
Like other medically complex patients, Brenya waited for months and years to receive services and care essential to keeping him alive. Battling with courage and dignity, his disease and other illnesses, Brenya died encircled by love on August 3, 2011 at age 10.
His life inspired Petrina to offer others the compassion and loving care that he received. Today, Brenya’s Love (Florida Companions) gives back to others by providing companion care and home-based services to fit individual needs.