Prayer Vigil To Be Held For Comedian Ardie Fuqua!

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ArdieA prayer vigil is on tap tomorrow for Ardie Fuqua, the popular Jersey City comedian who was injured alongside comedian Tracy Morgan last month in a six-vehicle crash on the turnpike.

The prayer vigil for Fuqua, 43, is sponsored by the Wegman Parkway Block Association and will be held on Wegman Parkway between Ocean and Garfield avenues in Jersey City from 6 to 7 p.m., Doris Fuqua, Ardie’s mother said this morning.

Fuqua, who sustained a broken leg and other injuries in the June 7 crash, is undergoing rehabilitation at a center in New Jersey. He receives three hours of physical therapy every day, she said.

His is also being treated for brain trauma, Doris Fuqua said, adding his spirits remain “surprisingly good.”

“He’s improving every day,” she said. “We still ask the public for their prayers, hoping everything will fall back into place.”

CNN reported that Morgan, 45, was been moved to a rehabilitation center on Friday, June 20 to continue his recovery after being treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for injuries including broken ribs, a broken nose and a broken leg.

The men were returning to the New York metropolitan area from a comedy show in Denver.

The driver of the tractor-trailer that plowed into Morgan’s limo bus, Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, Ga., has been charged with one count of vehicular homicide and four counts of assault by auto.

Fuqua has an 18-year-old daughter. His son, Jamaal Fuqua died at 19-years-old in a car accident on May 13, 2012, Fuqua had announced on his Facebook page.

“Please take care of your family and always tell how much you love them,” he posted following his son’s death.

Doris Fuqua said her son, who lives a few doors down from her, has lived on that block of Wegman Parkway his entire life. “Everybody knows him,” she said.

For the prayer vigil, trees on the block will also be adorned with green and black ribbons — green symbolizing “brain” and black symbolizing “trauma,” according to Doris Fuqua.

The vigil will be led by the Rev. Dorothy Patterson of Wallace Temple in Bayonne, the family’s church.

Source: NJ.com

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