Parker Martin was born prematurely at only 30 weeks gestation on November 21st, 2016. For the first seven days of Parker's life his parents could not hold him. "He needed to cook a little bit longer," said Parker's mother, Sondra. The doctors and nurses of the NICU at Maury Regional encouraged his parents to read and sing to Parker. They believed it was a good way to give much-needed communication to the isolated baby. That is where the idea for Parker's Project originated.
Parker's Project is a fundraiser organized by the Martins to help enable and encourage parents with children admitted to the NICU to read to their children by providing books to help further their early education.
"We are so blessed and overjoyed by the love of the community and nurses that are here tonight that took exceptional care of Parker," said the Martins, "Parker is a fighter."
Listerhill Credit Union sponsored Jason Eskridge and his band, along with Cord Martin, Parker's father, and they brought Puckett's Restaurant alive. The band played classic hits of Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Al Green and more, as well as some of their own original songs.
If you missed this amazing event and want to support Parker's Project, reach out to Sondra and Cord Martin HERE or the Maury Regional Foundation HERE.