As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, I have a special story to share with you. This is Emily, a little girl who loves purple and pink, princesses, Justin Bieber, and her family. When you see this cute little girl smile, it makes you want to smile.
On September 18th of last year, when Emily came down with a high fever and very sore tummy, her parents expected no more than a UTI or the flu. After heading to the hospital, a CT was done to check for a ruptured appendix. The next day, their lives changed forever; the CT showed a tumor. Emily was only three years old and had many tests and procedures done. On December 23rd, 2010, she was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma.
Since then, Emily has been fighting for her life against Neuroblastoma and has been through so much. More than most people will ever go through. Things that nobody should have to go through. Things you never think will happen to you or your loved ones. Each day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer, seven will die today. One of every five children diagnosed with cancer die.
Emily's mom is trying to spread awareness about childhood cancer. "The past few weeks I have watched Emily got from running down the halls to laying in bed. We have wiped saliva from her mouth because she won't swallow, to changing her clothes and linens 6-7 times because of the diarrhea accidents from the chemo, to hearing her cry/scream of the pain she feels in her stomach from the esophagus, to pressing the pain pump to control the pain, watching her throw up blood, bloody noses, or others. Emily has had to get blood, platelets, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and many other transfusions because of all her body is going through, she hasn't eaten in eight days. The is the life we have to live with Emily and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else, but it is hard. It is childhood cancer awareness month, are you aware? If you aren't, do something to make yourself aware, spread the awareness." -Emily's mom.
You can follow Emily's blog or make a donation to her medical expenses here: Emilly Hubbel. and you can like and follow her facebook page here: Emily's Journey.
There are so many young kids like Emily who have to go through so much because of cancer. Please help spread awareness for childhood cancer.