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Joey + Rory Given Special Honor by the State of Indiana

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Joey and Rory Feek have been awarded the distinguished Sagamore of the Wabash award by the State of Indiana.

The Sagamore of the Wabash is awarded to individuals who have contributed to the heritage and culture of the Hoosier state.

On Thursday, Indiana State Reps. Bruce Borders and Melanie Wright presented Joey Feek’s father, Jack Martin, with the award.

“The Sagamore of the Wabash is the highest distinction in Indiana, and it’s an honor to present it to Joey and Rory,” Borders said during the ceremony. “Throughout her battle with cervical cancer, Joey and Rory have maintained their faith in God, while also providing hope and encouragement to family, friends, and thousands of fans that have been impacted by their blog and social media posts.”

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Rory has documented Joey’s battle with terminal cervical cancer on his blog, This Life I Live. The couple also regularly update their social media pages to keep their fans updated on Joey’s condition.

Just this week, Rory shared a photo from the couple’s sweet Valentines Day date before his daughters Heidi and Hopie traveled to Los Angeles to represent them at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Although the couple did not win the award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, Rory posted a snapshot of their Grammy nominee medallion with the simple message, “…more than enough.”

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