GOOD NEWS UPDATE: LaTrice Currie is home, and improving every day!
UPDATE from David Carroll, October 18: Great news: After spending 54 days in intensive care and physical rehabilitation following a medical emergency in August, LaTrice Currie is back home! She has made amazing progress in recent weeks and will continue outpatient therapy at home. She is so excited to be home, and said she enjoyed her scenic ride. She's looking forward to resuming a normal life as soon as she is able, and says she misses her friends at WRCB....but not nearly as much as we miss her! Thanks again to all of you who have sent prayers and positive thoughts her way.
UPDATE from David Carroll, October 4: May I start your weekend with some GOOD news? Our WRCB friend LaTrice Currie is out of intensive care, after more than five weeks. She is undergoing physical therapy and rehabilitation, and has made amazing progress in recent days. She is in great spirits, and is very appreciative of your cards, prayers, and positive thoughts. LaTrice said, "I am so thankful for your outpouring of support. I'm starting to feel like "me" again, thanks to all of you, plus the wonderful medical workers who have helped me heal. I am working hard to regain my strength, and I look forward to returning to work, when the time is right. Believe me when I say, prayers do work, and miracles do happen."
UPDATE Sept. 25: Channel 3's David Carroll spoke to our friend Latrice Currie Wednesday, and has an update for her friends and fans who's asked about her:
One month ago, on August 25th, our friend and longtime WRCB anchor LaTrice Currie was hospitalized after a medical emergency. Since that time, she has been receiving treatment and is still in intensive care.
Although she is unable to have visitors, I spoke with her today. I’m glad to report that she is gradually improving, and is slowly rebuilding her strength and stamina. The next step will be physical rehabilitation, as she continues her road to recovery.
LaTrice asked me to pass along her gratitude to all who have prayed for her during her illness. She said, "I am so thankful for my co-workers, my friends, and people I have never even met. Your cards, your kindness, and your prayers mean so more than you will ever know. I have a lot of work to do before things are back to normal, but I am determined to meet the challenge. I am blessed with a wonderful family, amazing friends, caring viewers, and excellent medical workers. You all have been by my side during a very difficult time, and I love you all."
PREVIOUS STORY: Many of you are asking why LaTrice Currie has not been on Channel 3 recently.
LaTrice’s family has given us permission to share with you that she had a medical emergency. She has been in intensive care since August 25 but continues to take steps toward recovery.
We are relieved to tell you that LaTrice is getting stronger by the day and is expected to recover, but it will likely be some time before she is able to rejoin us here at Channel 3.
“LaTrice has been a member of the Channel 3 team for 24 years,” said Pam Teague, WRCB’s General Manager. “She is a member of our family and we love her dearly as we know our viewers do. We will continue to support and encourage LaTrice and her family on this road to recovery.”
“LaTrice is a bright spot in our newsroom and we look forward to having her back,” said Callie Starnes, WRCB News Director. “Our team is behind her all the way.”
LaTrice’s family asks for privacy at this time, but we invite you to send a card to the station. We'll share them with LaTrice.
Viewers and community members have been so kind to respond to our request for cards. We want to ensure LaTrice continues to feel that love and support as she recovers.
You can send cards for LaTrice to WRCBtv, 900 Whitehall Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37405. We will be sure to share your notes of encouragement with LaTrice when she is ready.