GLADEVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Raelee Parris passed away nearly two year ago due to febrile seizures.
His family lives in the small community of Gladeville near Mt. Juliet. The community didn’t even have a playground, until now.
For two years, the Parris Family has funneled their grief into building a state of the art facility. It’s handicap accessible and sensory family.
The grand opening was Saturday and Heater Parris was happy to give back to the community.
“It’s just a very heartwarming moment for us, kind of bittersweet, but such a gift we were able to give to this community. To have a playground that accommodates all children of all needs. It’s just a gift,” said Parris.
The playground was made possible through countless donations and fundraisers topping more than $100,000.Related: After $120K raised, Gladeville family begins building park to honor late son