A week and a half after Aaron Avila would have celebrated his 1st birthday, his family laid him to rest Wednesday (Aug. 15) in a tiny white casket at St. Patrick Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans.

“It was a beautiful service,” said Lise Naccari, founder of Compassionate Burials for Indigent Babies (CBIB), the non-profit that covered the funeral costs for Aaron, whose beating death Gretna police called one of the worst cases of child abuse they’d ever seen.

To donate: https://www.gofundme.com/CBIBbabies-org