One of Emmeline Schumacher’s last wishes was to sell her home-made cards, and her family and supporters made that possible June 1 when Emmeline’s Cards and More opened for one day.
Emmeline Schumacher, the girl who touched many in the Stark County community with her home-made card shop, died Tuesday.
The 11-year-old died at home after battling an inoperable brain tumor.
One of her last wishes was to sell her home-made cards, and her family and supporters made that possible June 1 when Emmeline’s Cards and More opened for one day at Oakwood Country Club in Plain Township.
More than 800 cards and other items were sold as a fundraiser for the Schumacher family, which included Emmeline’s parents, Julie and Jeff, and her five siblings.
“In that short little life she touched so many lives,” said Debbie Jagger, a family friend and neighbor of the Schumachers.
Emmeline was being treated at Akron Children’s Hospital at the time of the card sale. She willed herself to be there and manned the register all day, Jagger said.
“She didn’t even want to leave to eat lunch,” Jagger said. “How she came from the hospital to do that is nothing short of a miracle.”
The support from the community — including many who didn’t know the family — was outstanding, she said.
“That day proved to be such a blessing for everybody,”
Funeral services for Emmeline are pending with Spiker-Foster-Shriver Funeral Home.