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top selling group of the last decade, but Tuesday morning their
audience was much smaller.
"Music is one of her favorite things,
even though not verbal she will ahh along with music. That was fun to
watch" says Felicia Adkins about her daughter Makayla.
The Flatts played for a room full of sick patients and their families at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
Their mission - to give everyone a break from their hospital room and a chance to smile - even if just for a moment!
"This is the first time shes been happy in 5 days. It's a blessing today" says Lisa Cahill about her daughter Abbey.
is healing, we've learned that with what we do, but just to put joy in
heart and smile on face we've done our job today" says JoeDon Rooney of
With every IV, every wheel chair, every tiny
bandage, there is a story of a child fighting for their life and no one
shares their pain more than Ann Fuller.
"My son AJ has been battling brain cancer 5 years. Out of 5 years he was clean 2 years and it came back" says Fuller.
Fuller asked the Flatts to sing "Here Comes Goodbye" in honor of her
ten year old son AJ, who is too sick to come down and enjoy the party
"He battled 27 months longer than he was suppose to now we have about one week left, give or take" she says.
The Olsen family can sympathize.
Ten year old Mark Olsen has high risk leukemia and children's hospital
has been home on and off since he was diagnosed in April.
"I don't feel good about it but I accept what happened" says Mark.
Normally Mark says he feels a lot of pain, "I get some nerve pain in my
chest" he says. But not on Tuesday. Not only did the flatts sing the
song mark requested - he got to sing along with them!
"I forget all about my cancer, about everything" says Mark.
"That was an amazing moment! I am a very proud mom right now" says Marks mom Rosie.
While it's hard to beat these smiles .. Gary, JoeDon and Jay say the reward is two fold.
is what we are most proud of in our career. Awards shows pale by
comparrision to this when you come face to face with people you directly
effect that is why we continue to do it" says Jay DeMarcus.
while her son can't be here to enjoy this moment, Ann Fuller says it
makes her heart smile knowing that folks like the Flatts help not only
ease the pain, but provide the finances needed to help find a cure.
"It lets me know my son can be one of the few that have to meet this end"
Wednesday, October 31 2012, 12:07 AM CDT
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
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