Sep 7, 2015 2:10 PM
Franklin yard sale raises funds to build playground in honor of infant who died last year
FRANKLIN – Adalyn was only 16 months old when she died last February of a rare genetic disorder, but her legacy continues to live on.
Monday, hundreds of people attended a yard sale to raise money for children with genetic disorders in Adalyn’s honor.
Adalyn’s family hosts the yard sale to not only raise funds but hopes to also construct an adaptive playground for other kids with disabilities.
Julie Petty, Adalyn’s mother, coordinates the event.
“Grieving the death of a child is something I don’t wish upon anybody ever but we have to look at it as if she had a purpose,” Petty said.
Adalyn’s disorder forced her to constantly wear an oxygen tank in order to breathe and she suffered from seizures.
The adaptive playground will be built in Adalyen’s honor and would have been something that Adalyn would have enjoyed.
“I mean she was only 16 months when she passed. We could carry her easily to a swing but she was on oxygen so we had to carry that to the swing too,” Petty said.
If you would like to make donations you can go the organization’s Facebook page.