‘Christmas Light Cruise’
events will raise funds to help
two-year-old Emory Harris
A fundraiser called “The Christmas Light Cruise” has been planned to support the family of a two-year girl who is fighting brain cancer.
The little girl, Emory Grace Harris has undergone surgeries and other treatment for her cancer at Primary Children’s Hospital ever since she was diagnosed back in May of 2020.
“Emory is still in critical condition and I felt like I needed to do something to help out,” said event organizer, Kandy Beebe from Fairview.
Emory is the daughter of Mark and Ashely Harris of Spanish Fork. Ashley was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant and attended North Sanpete High School. She married Mark Harris and moved to Spanish Fork. Ashley is the daughter of Corey and Donalyn Shock, of Mt. Pleasant.
According to the Facebook page, “Emory’s Journey,” Emory woke up one morning in May, 2020, when she 18 months old, and she was unable to move the entire right side of her body. After being rushed to Utah Valley Hospital and undergoing several tests, they discovered Emory had a brain tumor in the left side of her brain. The tumor was causing seizures, which likely caused the paralysis of her right side. Emory regained use of her right side and was placed on anti-seizure medication.
Since then, Emory has been in and out of treatment at Primary Children’s Hospital, Beebe said. Some of the surgeries have been successful, Beebe said, but the little girl is still in critical condition.
As a friend of the family, Beebe felt compelled to do something for the two young parents. They now have three young children to take care of.
So Beebe came up with the idea of the Christmas Light Cruise for Emory Harris. The community has really been supportive and pitched in with donations, she said.
The cruise will start Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. at the Basin Drive-In in Mt. Pleasant. Participants will admire Christmas lights and collect a series of playing cards at various checkpoints from Fairview to Spring City. The cards will be used for the best poker hand. The cost is $25 per/hand. Prizes for the winners include a Howa 243 Hunting Rifle ($500 value), custom made decorative cabinet ($250 value), corn hole set ($150 value), gift cards from local businesses and more.
To learn more about this amazing little girl, please look up “Emory’s Journey” on Facebook, and you’ll see for yourself just how remarkable this sweet family is, Beebe said.
To register contact Kandy at 340-0421 before Dec. 10 and get a bonus poker card.