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Going beyond the badge for Zoey

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - "This is as innocent as innocent gets," says Chattanooga Police Lieutenant Tammy Cook, as she talks about the case of one-year-old Zoey Duncan, who was hit in a shower of bullets during a January 7th home invasion that left one person dead and little Zoey, potentially paralyzed for life.

"It went through her back, into the spinal cord and kind of did some fragments there," explains Zoey's mom Bianca Horton, who says it may take a full year for doctors to determine her little girl's future mobility.

But Chattanooga Police have already mobilized to help defray some of the family's new found expenses by starting this gofundme campaign.
"Some medical issues and moving and caring for my other three children as well as Zoey."

"We can't even begin to comprehend the emotions and the troubles they are going through," relates Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher, who says he's proud to see Lt. Cook's impetus in starting the donation campaign on Zoey's behalf.

"I'm very, very proud of their choice to stand in the way of danger for our community but also their choice to support community members in the unfortunate circumstance when violence does occur," said Fletcher,Wednesday

As for little Zoey, who has yet to leave Chattanooga's Children's Hospital, doctors are uncertain whether she'll ever walk, but mom keeps the faith.

"Its very different from the night of the incident to now, but she's kind of happy, she's back to where she used to be,"says Horton.
And as for her daughter's accused teen gunman?
"I forgive him for what he did, but I still have a child that is hurt at this point."

f you'd like to help, click on www.gofundme.com/jz0fek 

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