Posts filed under: Why We’re Here

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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. There were almost 3,000 crashes in Tennessee last year involving a motorcycle, including 134 motorcycle fatalities. MADD Tennessee has seen our share of victims who were killed on motorcycles. One of the most heartbreaking stories...
It seems appropriate that just after Mother’s Day, we share a story about a mother’s intuition. Martha Miller is the mother of three: her only son and her oldest, Calvin Miller, Jr., and two daughters, Erica and Andrea. On June...
When Anne Tuck was pregnant with her daughter, she would go to a nearby brook of water, rub her belly, and sing to her unborn child. “She would always calm down there,” Anne says. It’s why she named her “Brooke.”...
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After the initial shock of a drunk driving crash, one of the hardest things a family has to deal with is the court process.  There can often be delays before charges are even brought against an offender, as law enforcement...
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Nick Willhoit was that kid everybody loved.  He grew up in a small town community in Atwood, Tennessee – a place where everybody knew everyone.  He had gone to kindergarten with most of the students in his high school graduating...
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The Scheib family has always been very close - even with extended family. Kelly Scheib says that growing up, they did everything together: cookouts, camping, etc. Kelly's older sister, Keri, was the life of the party....
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Melody was a compassionate 22-year-old with a promising future.  She was a junior at Union University in Jackson, TN, majoring in Elementary Education.  But, she had already been offered a position with Memphis City Schools and Memphis City hospitals to...
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Drew Missildine was a sweet little 3-year-old boy who loved Elmo and Jesus!  He adored his Sunday School teacher, Miss Imogene.  He would tell her, “Miss I’gene, your gorgeous!”  When his mom, Melody, was working on a project at church, Drew...
Kara was supposed to have been an October baby.  Her parents, Roy and Millie, had already begun prepping their firstborn, Lori, for what it would mean to be a big sister.  The family was excited about her upcoming arrival when they headed out for...
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A tow-headed blonde with an adorable smile:  Mitchell “Mitch” Pewitt, Jr., was loved by the whole family!  He spent lots of time with his Uncle Roy and Aunt Millie.  He was an energetic 19-month-old and he loved their daughter, Lori,...