NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - Funeral arrangements have been made for three children killed in a fire in New Albany.
According to the children's grandmother, Marie Hughes Clark, services for Trinity Hughes, 2, Tyrese Hughes, 4, and Tai'zah Hughes, 6, will take place on Saturday, January 11 at St. Stephen Baptist Church in Louisville.
Clark said on January 4, her daughter, Theresa, was smoking a cigarette on a friend's front porch while her children were sleeping in the front bedroom of their house when the fire started.
Neighbors were unable to get inside of the home to save the children, but firefighters were able to run through the back of the house and rescue a fourth sibling, Taty'ana, 5.
Taty'ana, who suffered third-degree burns on 20 percent of her body, was rushed to Riley's Hospital for Children in Indianapolis and put in a medical coma. On January 6, her lungs had cleared.
Clark said Taty'ana lost three toes as a result of the fire. On Tuesday she underwent surgery and was responding well.
A teddy bear drive to help with the families healing has been setup by former WAVE 3 News Troubleshooter Charla Young's charity, Charla's Angels, and WAVE 3 News.
Some of the bears collected will be taken to Indianapolis to send hope and love to little Taty'ana. The rest of the bears will be donated in memory of the three children to a New Albany elementary school where one of the children attended.
If you would like to help you can drop off any new teddy bear in the drop box outside of the WAVE 3 News, located at 725 S. Floyd Street between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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