Tommy G Memorial Foundation presents $3,840 check to family of toddler mauled by dog

Tommy G Memorial Foundation founder Colleen Ksiazek met with the mother and siblings of 3-year-old Emry Sands Sunday afternoon at Poblanos in Winamac to present the family with two checks totaling $3,840. 

The money was raised from a spaghetti benefit supper at the Winamac Faternal Order of Eagles.

The toddler was mauled by a dog earlier this summer, setting the family back both financially and emotionally.



Thanks to Riley Children's Hospital, Emry's recovery has been successful, but isn't quite over yet. The toddler's mother, Shaelee Shepard, said she's thankful for the contributions give to aid their family during her daughter's recovery.

Between still having to take care of their other three children at home, countless trips to Riley in Indianapolis, and still having bills to pay, the journey hasn't been an easy one.

Shepard said although miracles have been made during her daughter's recovery, Emry will still need up to five more additional surgeries before all is said and done.