Mendon’s Ferguson family continues to put their lives back together following the Wednesday funerals of 10-year old Bridger and seven-year old M’Gwire. The boys died in a tragic traffic accident Saturday (Dec. 18) “It’s been really heavy for everyone; everybody’s very concerned about the family,” said longtime family friend Debra Gardner. Gardner said they met the Ferguson’s about 10 years ago when Jace and Teri were trying to establish his Chiropractic practice. Gardner said the two daughters involved in the accident have been released from the hospital. “Savanah, the younger one, has a broken collarbone and a bruised lung. Ashlyn, who was home on Christmas break from college, is physically doing pretty well but emotionally it’s been hard on her. That day she was doing her parents a favor by taking the boys to their basketball games.” Gardner said Bridger and M’Gwire were normal, athletic boys from a very active family. “The entire family is very busy and active,” said Gardner, “They didn’t let the fact they had nine kids stop them from having them involved in all sorts of activities. Bridger was in football and basketball and he liked to snowboard and M’Gwire also snowboarded and he did basketball and all kinds of other things.” The seven surviving Ferguson children range in ages from five to 18. Gardner has been involved in establishing the Ferguson Family Help Fund which is now accepting donations to help the Fergusons at any Wells Fargo Bank branch. “This our way of trying to help this family. Their medical expenses and funeral expenses will be extensive.” More information is available at 1-800-869-3557.
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