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"Wyncie is the most beautiful, delightful young lady you'd ever want to meet," says Bethel Baptist Church Senior Pastor Dr. Alec Cort.
3 years old, a charming brunette, Wyncie Bouge clings to life at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, as her mother Megan undergoes surgery. According to Springfield Police, Megan was driving her mother and 2 children, 3 year old Wyncie and 2 week old Emmett, home from dinner, when another driver, Mandricus Darden, crossed the 5-lane highway and crashed into them head-on. It all happened around 7:30pm on Highway 41 where Springfield meets Greenbrier. Megan's husband Brandon had just returned to work from paternity leave.
"The question why," says Cort. "Why her? Why now? Why such a young beautiful family, and such a family who is strong in their faith? As a pastor, I don't have an answer to the question of why?"
Dr. Cort is among the church family rallying around the Bouge's. Megan's mother died shortly after the crash. Megan has undergone surgery for a torn diaphragm and 2 broken legs. Her 2 week old baby, Emmett, has non-life-threatening injuries. Mr. Bogue is said to have maintained his faith through it all.
"He has been a source of strength and a wonderful encouragement for us all," says Dr. Cort.
Dr. Cort says their faith community is trusting that this tragedy will turn to triumph, regardless of Wyncie's chance of survival.
"We are praying for a miracle for little Wyncie," says Dr. Cort. "Doctors have told us her mortality rate is 100%. She is not expected to survive. In times like that, all you can do is ask God for a miracle."
Brandon and Megan Bouge will likely be out of work for quite some time as their family recovers. Friends have created a fund to help with medical and living expenses. You can donate at any Regions Bank during normal business hours to the "Bogue Family Assistance Fund".
Tuesday, January 29 2013, 07:51 PM CST
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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