Community shows support for family

Two Days of Grace raised needed funds for an Armstrong family.

Emma Tucker suffers from a neurodegenerative disease.

Emma Tucker suffers from a neurodegenerative disease.

Two Days of Grace raised needed funds for an Armstrong family.

A fundraiser called Day of Grace was actually held over two days at Tucker’s Restaurant featuring food, music and silent and online auction items to raise money for 18-month-old Emma Grace Tucker, whose parents, Wayne and Jennifer, own the restaurant.

Emma suffers from a neurodegenerative ailment called Canavan Disease.

“We raised $4,773,” said Wayne Tucker.

The money helps the Tuckers buy a specially equipped van to transport their daughter, and will help with renovations to their home which includes building an extension for a sensory room for their daughter.

Some musicians scheduled to play during the Days of Grace were unable to perform, but other musicians simply filled in.

The Tuckers are overwhelmed by the community’s support.

“We just want to say thank you,” said Wayne Tucker. “It’s wonderful. We live in such a supportive community. Everyone always asks how Emma is doing and how we’re doing, and everyone wants to help.”

Staff and students from Armstrong’s Highland Park Elementary School spent the month of October fundraising for Emma by hosting bake sales, Candy Grams and a hot chocolate day.

 

More information can be found on Facebook at   emmaGracePromiseforanAngel.