A fundraiser for 13-year-old Sydney Tucker and her family to attend a conference on her medical condition was a massive success.
The event at the Hitchin’ Post last weekend raised more than $11,000, with bands performing and a silent and verbal auction. Never 2 Late and Showdown performed for free. Tucker lives just north of Keizer and attends Whiteaker Middle School. She suffers from Jacobsen Syndrome, a rare form of autism known to afflict only 50 children nationwide.
In addition, Tucker’s father Alex sold eggs fresh from his chickens for $3 a dozen, but buyers starting paying $10, $20, $50 and even $100 a dozen.
The funds will allow Sydney and her family to attend the conference in San Diego this July and also give them a day at Sea World. They’re also looking to assist a family in Redmond, whose son also has the condition, with a trip to the conference.