TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – “Parker loves life.” It’s a story that has reached people all over the world.
Sunday night, people from all over Northeast, Kansas came together to support the little girl’s family.
“Because we wanted to support Parker,” said supporter Connie Doebele.
Nextgen’s Chophouse opened their doors just seven weeks ago, but today wasn’t about them. It was about Parker Monhollon, a little girl who won the hearts of people from across the world.
“I still have goosebumps about it,” said Matt Harrington with Nextgen’s Chophouse.
Nine-year-old Parker from Silver Lake, Kansas passed away on July 10 after fighting a rare brain tumor.
Sunday, July 16, the restaurant donated 100 percent of their sales to the family of Parker Monhollon.
“To do this and to give 100%, that’s amazing,” said Doebele.
In a Facebook post, Nextgen’s Chophouse said they are looking to make a small contribution to ease the financial burden of the family and hope that whatever amount they are able to raise will give the family even more support. That Facebook post was shared nearly 1,000 times.
“We had no idea we’d reach over 100,000 people, and it did and we were just like oh boy.”
He said at one point every seat was taken. Even the Monhollons stopped by for lunch.
Harrington said they are honored and proud to be able to give back to the Monhollon family.
We don’t know yet exactly how much money was raised for the Monhollon family, but people who work at the restaurant said they can’t wait to count it all up.
Nextgen posted on their Facebook Monday that they raised a total of $10,048.10.
Nextgen’s Chophouse is located at 215 Main St. in Maple Hill, KS.