FORT WORTH, TX -- While Wedgwood Baptist Church stood with Laura Pearce Sundy, the wife of Fort Worth Officer Matt Pearce stood for her fighting husband, looking for some Easter strength.
"Laura Pearce,” Wedgwood Baptist Minister Nathan Lorick called out to her Sunday from the pulpit. “We’ve been praying for you and your family, and I want you to know Wedgwood stands with you.'
Nearly two weeks ago, Pearce was shot seven times in the line of duty.
Thousands of you have offered support, there’s more than $80,000 on a GoFundMe page, there are shirts made in support, and the messages of hope continue to fill boxes all over Wedgwood Baptist.
On this day, Matt’s wife Laura could feel her own kind of Easter miracle; all the support from everyone there.
It’s a miracle that Matt’s alive after what he`s gone through,” said Wedgwood Administrator Jeff Laster. "I think on Easter Sunday, when we celebrate what our Lord and Savior did for us, I think it’s just a reminder of how short and fleeting life can be at some point.”
The point here is that faith can be a strong thing, especially on a day like Easter.
Laura Pearce’s recent Facebook post offered positive vibes as Matt closes in on pulling out his vent tube.
"When it’s one of your own, you really want to make sure they’re taken care of,” Laster said. "We know this is going to be a long recovery for Matt.”
The Pearce family tells NewsFix they plan to talk to the public once Matt is healthy enough to add his voice to the chorus of thank you’s.
While Matt fights, Laura has hope, which is what Easter is all about.