OK guys, I am posting this to see if anyone can help this family out as it is close to home for me.
Danette Parish is the neighbor and friend of a very close friend of the family. Our friend's children are devastated because they are very close with the children of Danette.
Dannette is the victim of domestic violence. At least two of her children witnessed the brutality in which their father beat their mother.
That part just floors me. He told them to tell 911 that "Mommy had fallen" yet continued to bludgeon her with a landscaping rock as they watched!When he heard his daughter yell "Dad" and then realized that his son was standing there watching him the entire time, he told her to call 911. Mike continued to beat Danette while his daughter was on the phone with 911 and did not stop until just before the police arrived.
Apparently they were having financial troubles when this happened, and now the troubles are only multiplied for the children.
Here is a link to the site her friends built for her. It has more details including some on how you can help and links to news articles.