Small-town restaurant gives back to #ParkerLovesLife in a big way

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MAPLE HILL, Kan (WIBW)-- Every table and every booth was packed inside Maple Hill's Nextgen's Chophouse.

All to give back to the family of nine year-old Parker Monhollon.
Parker was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January 2016, for more than a year and a half, she fought a hard battle with DIPG. Along her difficult journey, she inspired many to live life to the fullest.

"We all know that cancer touches everyone,” said manager Matt Herrington, “When it's someone so young, vibrant and innocent, it makes it that much hard to deal with it."

"Up to the very end she loved life, she fought with everything she had and she just stayed so positive, throughout everything,” said Carrie Steinle.

Parker's fight against cancer ended Monday. Staff at Nextgen decided to take action and donated 100% of its sales for one day to help Parker's family. Some servers volunteered to work open to close and even donated part of their tips to the cause.

"It’s our way of just reaching out and letting everyone know that there are people out there that do care,” said Herrington. “Small communities can come together and unite."