Vigil held for "Baby Natalie" in Durand

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DURAND (WJRT) - (03/04/17) - A show of support in Durand for a little girl badly beaten.

Baby Natalie is in an Ann Arbor hospital suffering from broken bones, severe burns and internal injuries.

Saturday night the Durand community pulled together for a candlelight vigil.

People who know the 22-month-old, and complete strangers, gathered at Trumble Park at 5 p.m.

They want to raise awareness about Natalie's case,and what they call the "alarming number" of child abuse and neglect cases across the country.

"I hope that it allows people to speak out the first moment people hear something happening they speak up and a child should never their life. It should never happen," said one of the organizers.

Natalie's mother, Abigail Rae Springs, and man named Derrick Mason are behind bars charged with the abuse.

Natalie was hospitalized in mid-February.

Springs and Mason were just charged late this week.

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