WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – Marco Shemwell’s family continues to honor his life through the Marco Shemwell Foundation.
Saturday, the foundation hosted a concert and toy drive for Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
Lexington police said a car hit and killed Shemwell in front of a u-k football game last year.
The event was at the Leeds Center for the Arts in Winchester.
It was a $5 ticket and a toy donation to see performances from Peace of the Bluegrass and Kids in Revival.
We talked to Marco’s mom and she says the hospital did so much for her family, it’s the least she can do now.
“When we were there with Marco they were an invaluable resource to us, especially to our oldest son Maximo,” Liz Shemwell said. “They really kind of stepped in and took care of him and emotionally supported him.”
“For us to be able to do something like this that gives back to that program and just say thank you in a small way is something we’re very happy to be doing,” she said.
She also says the toys aren’t necessary just for the holidays, they will be used year round at the Child Life Program in the hospital.