our story

“Even through tragedy, 

you make the best of friends, 

in the most unlikely circumstances.” 

~Tamara Strong

about us

Erin Vega

Hey! My name is Erin Vega. I've been married to Vincent for 7 years and have two beautiful sons named Isaiah and Vincent. I am also blessed by my stepson Joshua. I always said I could never imagine my life without any of these boys. This is now my reality. October 23, 2014, Isaiah was killed in a hit and run accident. I gave birth to Isaiah when I was only 18 years old. You can say we grew up together. Losing Isaiah has been like losing a limb. I am crippled and emotional but not dead. The point of this is that I still have children, a husband, family and community that needs me to keep pushing forward. I am here to stand up and make a difference. If It helps the life of just one, then mission accomplished! Isaiah was a light in this dark world, blessing every person he came in contact with. He cared deeply for others and often put them before himself.  It is our turn to step into his shoes. Please join us on this journey as we bring about community change and protect our children. 

Denise Cenizal

Hello! My name is Denise, and I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been married for 23 years, and I have 2 children, 1 granddaughter, and 3 dogs. I love football and basketball - my all time favorite players are Jerry Rice and Tim Duncan. My favorite superhero is Batman. I love reading, learning, helping others, and all things beachy. I believe kindness is contagious, and we should all perform random acts of kindness every day. Although I did not know Isaiah personally, he has impacted my life and my heart in the most amazing ways! I am forever grateful to Isaiah's family for sharing "his light" with my family and I. As some of you know, Erin and I have the most unlikely friendship. God's grace, mercy, love, and kindness brought us together to forever honor Isaiah. I'm looking forward to making changes and helping families in our communities. I am truly blessed to be a part of Isaiah's Foundation with Erin and you! Together, we will make a difference!  

who we are

Isaiah's BE A LIGHT Foundation

We are a volunteer faith based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization honoring Isaiah Shelton Dobine. 

We are focused on SHINING OUR LIGHT to make the world a better place, just like Isaiah did. 

As the foundation grows, what we can do for communities will also grow. 

We put no limits on God! Please pray with us and for us!

our mission




Our mission is to create a DAY OF LIGHT for mom's who have lost a child. We will also continue to advocate for better community safety for children and their families, while helping those in need.