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Hospital Workers Hosting Bake Sale for Sandy Hook Victim's Family (UPDATE)

Co-workers and visitors to Danbury Hospital are supporting the family of Emilie Parker, a victim at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Robbie Parker works as a physician's assistant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Danbury Hospital.

This bake sale raised more than $11,000 on Monday, and it will continue on Friday, said Shaun Chang, who helped organize the sale. The two-day event is in support a Danbury Hospital employee who lost his daughter Emilie in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

"Thanks for asking, it went really well. Raised $11,194.31 the first day," Chang said in an e-mail to Danbury Patch.

Chang said the Friday hours are now expanded to 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. due to overwhelming interest and demand.

(Origional story started here.)

Visitors and employees at Danbury Hospital are crowding around a bake sale Monday to raise money and show support for the family of Robbie Parker, who lost his daughter Emilie in Friday's shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

"It's a show of support and we want to help him and show him we're friends," said Shaun Chang, a nurses aid who helped organize the two-day event.

The sale and raffle will be continued from 2 to 11 p.m. Friday.

Robbie Parker described his daughter in the story Sandy Hook Victims Remembered with these words, "She was blonde and cheerful, a 6-year-old girl who loved to draw and hated new foods. He said his daughter was always smiling. Through tears he said, "I'm so blessed to be her Dad."

Today the bake sale and raffle runs through 7 p.m. Raffle prizes are coming from J. Crew, Sinapi's Pizza, Auggie's Numero Uno, Mary Kay, SuperCuts, Elmer's Diner and Three Brothers Diner.

"Friday we'll have a lot more raffles," Chang said.

For people who want to buy a baked good or enter a raffle, the bake sale is held in the fifth floor main lobby of Danbury Hospital. The sale extends to tables set up on both sides of the main corridor.

Shelly Boyle December 18, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Robbie Parker really touched my heart. He was able to express what every parent must feel and also offered sympathy for the shooters family. He is remarkable and is the kind of father all children should have !
Shaun Chang December 19, 2012 at 05:37 AM
With such great success Monday, raising $11,194.31.. I/we decided to change Friday's event from 2pm to 11am, it will still be going on until 11pm.
mary robinson December 19, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Shaun I am proud of u... to all the Sandy Hook victims families our thoughts n prayers go out to u here from ohio
Shaun Chang December 19, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Thank you marry Robinson, your Support is much appreciated
Vallerie December 20, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Thank you for all that you've done. Also- I only hope I could have as must strength & class to be able to stand & tell the family of my childs killer that I am praying for them. I felt an instant connection with this father and felt his pain. I will forever pray for little Emilie & wish the best for her family. I live in Mississippi & was able to donate thru PayPal, but would give anything to be able to be closer to do more. This was such a tragedy, it has affected me in ways I cannot explain.
Col County March 24, 2013 at 04:12 AM
What no one is curious about is why he was smiling and laughing then taking deep breaths and composing himself on camera "once he was told he was live" If he was actually emotional then there would be no smiles or for further info no pictures of his family with Obama and all his kids after his daughter supposedly died. And how weird that the whole Family including Obama were all SMILING

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