Emma Lee-Ann Moorman is two and a half years old. On August 30th, 2011 she was diagnosed with Precursor B-Lymphoblastic Leukemia, an aggressive cancer of the blood.
Emma is a very energetic two and a half year old girl who loves to watch Dora and play with her big sister, Ava. On Monday August 29th 2011, she was taken to the doctor because she was extremely pale and sleeping a lot more than normal. Emma's doctor sent her to the hospital immediately for further testing. That night at Hurley Regional Medical Center, Emma's parents, Rachel and Adam, were told Emma was extremely anemic and had a heart murmur. More tests were ordered and the diagnosis was Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia B Precursor (ALLB Precursor). Over the following seven days, Emma was admitted to the hospital and subjected to two bone marrow biopsies, three spinal taps, surgery to have a port put into her chest for weekly chemotherapy treatments, and several blood transfusions.
Emma, now, has to go to the Children’s Cancer Center twice a week to get her blood counts tested and for chemotherapy treatments. She will have to do this every week for the next 2-3 years.
Emma is now at home and more than anything wants to return to her bubbly and energetic self. Due to Emma’s illness, the family suffers extreme financial hardships. Her parents’ insurance covers only 60 percent of the medical bills associated with her illness. Also, there are also many expenses associated with her daily home care as well as the cost of her medicines.
Please help Emma and her family get through this terrible time in their lives. Any consideration you may give is deeply appreciated.
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