Sweet Surprise for Tucker Granata and His Heart Camp Fundraiser
He's only 12 years old but Tucker Granata has a heart bigger than many adults.
He's only 12 years old but Tucker Granata has a heart bigger than many adults.Tucker's mom reached out to tell me about her oldest son's Congenital Heart Disease and how he's working to help other kids just like him. When we went to meet Tucker and his mom, they had no idea we were coming with a special surprise from our friends at the Oakmont Bakery:
The camp Tucker is talking about is "Dr. Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids." It takes place on the grounds of the Kon-O-Kwee Spencer YMCA in Fombell, PA. The camp's website says that every year more than 150 children come to the week-long getaway every year. Activities are supervised by doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals from UPMC Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Tucker tells me that this camp means so much to him that he wants to help them raise money so other kids can share the experiences that have touched his life. It is supported by donations and that is why he decided to take action to help raise money.
Tucker, with the help of his parents, created a Facebook group called Tucker's Troops . He's even setup the first event, a cornhole tournament on May 4th. Tucker is hoping to make this an annual event. Aside from the tournament to raise funds, there are other ways to participate. Tucker tells you how in the Facebook post below:
So what's the goal for Tucker's fundraising? While he did say anything would be amazing, he did mention a $5,000 target and said that would be enough to send a lot of kids to Heart Camp.
We will be following up with Tucker and his efforts to raise money. Maybe we'll even see you at his tournament!