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Maggie Lee’s Story

On July 12, 2009, while the FBC Shreveport Youth were en route to Passport Youth Camp, the church bus had a tire blowout in Meridian, Ms, and rolled several times. Maggie Lee was thrown from and trapped under the bus.
Maggie Lee was at Batson Children's Hospital in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit for 3 weeks before ultimately dying on August 2, 2009.

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Prayers Don't Disappear

Long time no post. 
As incredible as it seems, it has been nearly half of Maggie Lee's short life since the accident which prompted this site occurred. And also prompted thousand upon thousands of your finest prayers on her behalf. 

We are deeply in your debt because we feel that the good happening around the world tomorrow on the 6th Maggie Lee for Good Day would never have happened without them. 

Your prayers that Maggie Lee would live were not answered. This truth has forever shaped our lives. Not a day goes by that I would not take her back in any way, shape or form. But I have to believe that with the myriad of prayers if life down here would've been the best thing for her then it certainly would have happened. 

I am am also led to believe that your collective prayers for a miracle for our daughter are still being answered in the good her life has sparked in the world. There is something within the human spirit which longs heartily for a happy ending. For thousands, that happy ending is you. 

There is no other explanation for why Shreveport Mayor would've declared Oct. 29 Maggie Lee for Good Day or why water wells would be dug in Africa in her name or even, get this: the cast & crew of Broadway's Wicked would do a Maggie Lee for Good Project. 

So thank you for your prayers so long ago. We serve a mysterious God who answers every prayer in His own way and time for His glory. 

So please pray on. For those you love, for those in need, for our hurting world. No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind can conceive what God has in store for those who love Him. 

"Because I knew you I have been changed for good."

All our love,
Jinny
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Barry Propes
By Barry Propes
So wonderful to hear and I constantly think of Maggie Lee each October with the culmination of Maggie Lee for Good Day.
Carol Ann Hoard
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This is beautiful. One of my favorite plays and now I love it more! I think of not getting to know her at camp for the past 6 years of camp. Thanks for letting us share in your journey. Prayers for lives touched in Maggie Lee's memory!
Carol Ann Hoard
FBC Shelby, NC
Melissa Capello
By Melissa Capello
Beautiful!
Brenda Cagle
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Dear Henson family: We still, in our humanity, hate the pain of your loss with you. We continue, though, to watch you model faith in midst of that pain and to allow God to redeem it for great good. We ask God to bless you with ongoing Grace, Peace and Comfort as Maggie Lee's life still has impact in ways only God could have imagined. Love to you, Brenda and Dean Cagle
kay asher
By Kay Asher
I just listened to "As We Pray," and heard the composer tell about writing it because of Maggie Lee and your family. I have shared it. This is part of your daughter's lasting legacy.
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Kathy Slupik
By Kathy Slupik
My prayers continue for you, Jinny, and the rest of your family. Your strength and courage has been an inspiration for so many. God gave you Maggie Lee to hold for 12 short years but to love forever, just as He loves you forever. Holding you in my heart today and always.
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Regina Lancaster
By Tim and Regina Lancaster
Tim and I are thinking about you today. Your family is wonderful in honoring Maggie Lee and bringing such great things in this world. We love and miss you.
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Angie Heston
By Angie Heston
What a beautiful tribute to your precious daughter and our wonderful Lord. Love you Henson family!
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Sheila Mills
By Sheila Mills
Jinny, please know that prayers continue for you, John, and Jack, as well.
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Kristy Byers
By Kristy Byers — last edited
Amen! Jinny may Maggie Lee's legacy always bring glory to God. And healing to your heart.
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