Support Emma's Road to Recovery
Unfortunately the cyst was found to be a malignant tumor, and further screening led to an additional tumor. Emma was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, cancer of the liver. Within two weeks, Emma had been operated on twice. Both surgeries were traumatic for Emma. The first surgery required an incision the width of her belly, which produced much discomfort for her during recovery, requiring morphine. The second surgery led to cardiac arrest during the operation and required multiple emergency blood transfusions during recovery. Emma is currently in PICU at Joe DiMaggio's Children's Hospital and in a sedative state to remain calm and comfortable. Once she has regained her strength, she will begin receiving chemotherapy.
Your support will alleviate medical costs and everyday expenses. Donal has spent countless hours away from work to visit Emma and Cortney during Emma's numerous hospital stays. Emma will be under the care of doctors and screened for the next ten years, at least. Every gift matters and would be greatly appreciated.
Lindsey Dryer, Cortney's Cousin
I would like to thank everyone for all those amazing prayers that are going on. This is extremely hard for me and I wish I could fix her myself. There isn't a second that goes by that my heart doesn't ache for her. She is the most amazing and precious little one I know. She will be transported tomorrow to Jackson Memorial to be evaluated for a liver transplant. Please just keep those prayers coming so that she will be coming home soon so I can hold her and never stop giving her kisses...
Thank you again everyone,
Love Cortney, Donal, and baby Emma