Embers of Hope
My son a (Navy reservist) was activated last year and sent to Afghanistan, his tour however was cut short by Emberlyn's sickness last spring. Before my sons deployment his family lived in Florida traveling 4 1/2 hours from their home to the hospital numerous times a week, while taking care of their other children this as you can imagine took a terrible financial toll on his family. Last year my son and his family decided for the sake of his family and Emberlyn it would be benefical to be closer to a hospital that had the capability of taking care of Emberlyn and was closer to home. So they chose Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Where they currently live.
ANY DONATIONS WOULD BE APPRECIATED
I wanted to thank everyone for all of your generous donations and support. I wanted to thank also for all your donations at the National Cuban Sandwich Festival in Ybor, which also served as a fundraiser for Emberlyn.
Please continue donations as times are tough. My sons family still only has one vehicle and is having to coordinate things between Emberlyn's many appointments and needs.
But on a lighter note, we have some AMAZING news. Emberlyn has been doing incredible, recently we found that the doctor has deemed her fit to come off the Ventilator during and the day! She will be going into the hospital for a few days for that.
This is truly a blessing, although she still faces many challenges Emberlyn is making waves of progress. She still has a very long road to being in the clear and her prognosis is still bleak but it is becoming brighter!
I wanted to also send special thanks to Mr. Armand Assante who held an event for Emberlyn unfortunately he could not attend but he was gracious enough to donate $1500 and take time out of his hectic life to send us a special video. I wanted to thank him for his kind words and his generosity. See the video from Mr. Assante.