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Family of missing Memphis couple releases statement

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The family of a Memphis couple missing following the devastating fires in East Tennessee has released a statement.

According to the family of Jon and Janet Summers, the couple’s three boys are in critical but stable condition.

“One of them has been able to talk briefly and share his feelings and concerns for his brothers and parents. We have family and friends coming in from all over the country to be here with us.”

“We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support by so many people, and look forward to the continued recovery of Branson, Jared and Wesley,” the statement added. “We continue to pray that Jon and Janet are found and we thank everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers.”

"Today is their 22nd birthday I just hope those guys get out soon so I just want them to get out so we can go celebrate for real," said Ryan Agee.

Today, Twins Jared and Wesley Summers are in the hospital fighting for their lives instead celebrating their birthday. Jon and Janet Summers are still missing. On Wednesday friends of the couple reflected on their most cherished moments with the couple.

"Mrs.Summers asked me if I wanted to stay for dinner, I said I don’t want to be burden she put the chicken on the skillet and said I’m already making it so you gotta stay with us. They are very selfless," recalls Reed Carnell who says the missing couple always welcomed their children’s friends with open arms.

"That is the only thing I am thinking at this point,thoughts right now driven towards those two," added Carnell.

"It’s amazing how many people they’ve had an impact on Didn’t realize how many people they knew before this," said Jessica Wimmer.

As for the boys everyone wants them to keep fighting.

"From what I’ve heard from what they’ve written down, they were fighting the whole time," said Hunter Davidson.

According to loved ones, the boys have been talking and writing their experience down on dry erase boards.

A donation page has been set up to help cover the boy’s medical expenses.

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