November 19, 2012
A student group at Orange County High school is going above and beyond to make a difference. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes CBS19’s Stephanie Satchell is featuring the freshman class president, Emmet Aylor and the Student Council Association. They're raising money to help two brothers and former students living with muscular dystrophy.
Students, teachers and people from the community are filling the tables for the 10th annual community Thanksgiving dinner at Orange County High School. Each year the S.C.A. raises money for a person or an organization in need.
“It's a really big deal. Most of the community shows up and the community is great. It's always a good time,” said Erin Peake, S.C.A. President.
Emmet Aylor is the freshman class president and suggested this year's proceeds go to G.W. Plumb and his brother Ben.
The brothers were both on the homecoming court and are graduates of Orange County High School.
They're now in their 20's, have muscular dystrophy and are wheelchair bound.
“They're really hard workers and I feel like we should try to help them out in a way that we can,” said Emmet Aylor, Freshman Class President, Orange County High School.
Aylor has cerebral palsy, but that doesn't stop him from working hard to help others.
“It does take a lot of courage. Emmet really has a lot of initiative. He has worked doing many other things to help these young men out,” said Laurie Limoge-Jamerson, S.C.A. Advisor, Orange County High School.
Aylor and the rest of S.C.A. know just how much this money will mean for the Plumb brothers.
“This fundraiser will help them because they're mom is taking them back and forth between work and doctor’s appointments. So, this will help them get back and forth without all the stress.
Students have been working hard cooking, serving guests and even providing music making sure the fundraiser is a big success. They hope with every plate sold they'll raise enough money to get the Plumb brothers into a wheel chair accessible van.