A friend of mine suffered a stroke a few years ago.  She is doing well but every day is a new day, and a day where she gets stronger...but it is a journey.  A beloved teacher in Rochester is on that same journey after she suffered a stroke in November.  She has given and served so many throughout the years and now, it is time for the community to say "thank you" and help her as she recovers.

Tricia Pucci, a teacher at Franklin Elementary, suffered from a stroke on November 2nd, 2019.  She is recovering, but more time, money, and resources are needed to help Tricia get back to her old self again.  Right by her side is her husband, James Edmonson, a teacher at Kellogg Middle School.

Funny, outgoing, intelligent, and kindhearted are just a few words to describe this amazing couple James Edmonson and Tricia Pucci.  They are the most selfless people who would do anything to help others in a time of need.  Trish is a teacher at Franklin Elementary in Rochester and has been for 20 years.  James is a teacher at Kellogg Middle School after teaching many years at Jefferson Elementary.  Both are extremely passionate about their careers as teachers and it shows through their students.  There has never been a time where you wouldn’t see Trish coaching Basketball for Franklin Elementary or helping her kids in her classroom.  After dating for many years, James and Trish married on May 26th, 2018.  Their love for each other is unconditional and like no other. - GoFundMe Page for Tricia Pucci & James Edmonson

I've learned that this couple gives a lot of themselves for others, but asking for help is not easy.  Friends and family have organized the GoFundMe Page and also a benefit to help this couple with the medical expenses.  This is where you come in...

The Community Is Invited To The Benefit for Tricia Pucci & James Edmonson

  • July 21st, 12pm to 4pm, Eagles Club in Rochester
  • Join them for a few hours of lunch, drinks, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and more!

Do you have a donation that can help - monetary or something for the silent auction?

  • Go fund me account
  • Think Mutual Bank Account: Tricia & James Benefit
  • Items for the silent auction. They can be a basket put together or items to put in a basket. (gift cards, tickets, Etc.)  Contact Kellie Mabin at jjkmabin@yahoo.com or by phone at 507-676-2898

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