Friday, May 22, 2009

Hope for Sweet Emma Benefit

This little girl, needs some help!! I am posting this on my blog as this touches my heart, Emma lives in my town. Please visit her site, and if you are feeling generous please go to her caringbridge site to help her and her family out.

Background Story

On Januray 27, 2009 Emma was diagnosed with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) brain tumor, located on her brainstem. Due to the complex location of the tumor, doctors are unable to biopsy or surgically remove it. She has gone through 6 weeks of radiation treatment in hopes that the tumor has stopped growing. She has done an amazing job and we are so proud of her!!

Just before Christmas 2008, Emma began noticing that her right eye wasn't keeping up with the left one and occasionally noticed double vision. We then noticed when she turned a certain way, her eye was not staying on track and immediately took her to an eye doctor. She was then referred to an Opthalmologist, who did a variety of testing and decided to consult with Emma's regular Pediatrician. A routine MRI scan was ordered on January 27th, and we were notified of the results immediately and on our way to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis later that afternoon. She loves Children's and is looking forward to spending more time there! Her positive attitude and willingness to be so compliant with the numerous tests she has gone through is absolutely amazing! It is hard to be sad when she is around, because she continues to light up the room with her energy. We are welcoming all prayers and continue to be optimistic as Emma begins her radiation on Monday, February 2nd. She will have radiation Mon-Fri for 6 weeks, and will have a repeat MRI on April 23rd to see the results. She will still be able to go to school and continue doing everything an outgoing 7-year-old does! We will do the best we can to update her progress and condition and would like to thank everyone for their love and support through this all.

Love and Prayers,

Mike, Tara, Emma and Abby

If anyone wishes to send her cards, you are more than welcome to send them to the only address I have found was where to send her donations if you are not able to do it online: Klein Bank c/o Emma Fogarty Benefit Fund P.O. Box 85 Waconia, MN 55387
Thank you for keeping a little one like Emma in your prayers and thoughts!

1 comment:

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with that precious little girl and her family!
    On a lighter note, I left something for you on my blog. So check it out at


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