Tucker Lane was born October 1 at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where he’ll likely stay for many weeks to come.
The infant son of Madison County deputy Matt Lane and Faith Stapler has had a rough start in life, mostly related to his heart condition, according to family friend and Chasing Chad guitarist/vocalist Chad Bearden.
Tucker’s heart formed on the right side of his chest. To further complicate matters, he was also born without a spleen.
Bearden, who is also an Albertville policeman, went to the police academy with Tucker's dad, Matt. “Tucker has already under gone one heart surgery and has another one coming up.”
The time in the hospital, coupled with long-term care he’ll need, adds up to a lot of money.
Bearden said the band, along with the entire staff at Sammy T’s, volunteered to work the event for free.
“Also, Sammy made it clear that 100 percent of every penny spent there (Wednesday) night goes straight to Tucker's Fund,” Bearden said.
A $5 donation at the door gets you in to hear a great performance, with an even greater purpose.
Anyone can donate to help Tucker and his parents. A fund has been set up under Tucker’s name at Redstone Federal Credit Union – donations can be made at any branch.