#InHonorOfEmily (Emily's Fight)

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Raised by 88 people in 10 months
Emily was diagnosed with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma (A rare and aggressive tissue cancer) on 3-3-15.  When she was only 14 years old. After a year of long hospital stays, unmanageable sickening chemo every week, 6 weeks(28 total) radiation treatments she was told she was in remission on 1-15-16! She did her best to "get back to a normal life" she took on the huge task of going back to school even though she was still so exhausted all the time, would fall due to the neuropathy caused by chemo.  She wanted her life back! On 1-15 17 we celebrated one year of remission. Three days later on 1-18-17 we had scans.... we were told it was back! We are heart broken! We know that many children do not survive recurrence. Since January she has had 3 surgerys trying to get clean margins so we can have a fighting chance! If her cancer was in a limb they would have amputated it. Her cancer is in and around her nose. We had no choice but to remove the majority of her nose, skin and bone around it! She has to keep "trumpets" in her nose just to keep her nose from falling flat on her face. The middle divider part, her whole right nostril and most of the cartilage had to be removed.
They took skin and tissue (flap) from her arm to replace what was removed from her face. Now she has to do physical therapy for her arm as when they went down to the muscle something must have gone wrong because now she can't feel her hand nor move her arm.
They took skin from her thigh to replace the skin from her arm!  There is not a single body part that they have not scarred up! She has had a total of 7 surgerys and will still need quite a few more to rebuild her nose. She is not yet healed enough from the most recent surgery to even start chemo yet but will start a 3 cocktail chemo as soon as she is cleared. She is a beautiful, sweet 16yr old girl who should be learning to drive not fighting for her life or have to suffer the way that she has. This going into our third year of fighting and we live over an hour away from her doctors we can use any and all help. Thank you for any help and prayers! God Bless
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This is a page to carry on my daughters life. As my 16yrs old cancer fighter laid in her bed after being told she only had months to live, she worried about not being remembered, not having enough time here to make her mark. That's what this page is for. That's my job to make sure that she is not forgotten. As she thought about what this looked like to her. She wanted to do good deeds in the world. She also wanted to give to Children's hospital more art supplies. So we can up that on every Wednesday( the day that she would get chemo) she would ask everyone to do a good deed #InHonorofEmily As you do the good deed you simple say."I'm doing this InHonorOfEmily, a 16 year old cancer fighter taken too soon. You have made her live on through you in a good act of kindness, and also brought awareness. We will be selling wristbands to raise money for the art donation that will be delivered on the day she was diagnosed each year. March 3rd. THe day her live changed forever. Won't you please help me carry out my dying child's last wish....#InHonorOfEmily
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Emily Jane Lamb was born Wednesday 9-27-00 @2:11pm went to sleep Wednesday 9-27-17 @11:29am 2 hours and 42 minutes before she was to turn 17. She had a super rough night and even harder morning but when the time came she just fell asleep. She stayed with us as birthday flowers were delivered, and as her birth time came and we spent it with her and sang to her. To say we are heartbroken is an understatement. She was/is the love of my life.
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Emily saw the starshine doctor this morning and she said that the nausea is caused by the tumor and will be putting her on a medication regime to try to keep that at bay. Emily had two nose bleeds yesterday and was told that it could actually be bad enough to cause her death so we need to be very aware of them. We asked the hard questions and was told that there is a possibility that she will still be with us for her birthday next month but will not be up to celebrating it. We have made the decision that when it comes to the time to rest for the remainder of our time, we will then enter into the hospital. Praying that that is still weeks away.
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Thank you so much to everyone that shared, Emily just got off the phone with John Krasinski! He wants to do some pretty special things for my girl! Please feel free to repost this on anything that you shared to update everyone so we can now leave that poor man alone! LOL You guys are great! #EmilysfightmeetsJohnKrasinski #JohnKrasinski
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Posted by Emilys Fight
9 months ago ago
It looks like we are changing things from what we had planned. They are still not clear as to whether or not they got clean margins. They have been discussing this since her surgery in March. The chemo is making her so sick and very hard for her to handle. So we have made our decision of quality. She has fought for 2 1/2 years! She no longer has half of her nose! She is missing the bones and tissue that hold up her nose! She has damage to her arm that they removed flesh and tissue from wrist to the elbow! She has so so many scars all over her little body. She is infertile. She didn't eat by mouth for 8 months and so much more!!! She has done the good fight. It's time to do the good life! Fighting cancer is not about fighting to live. It's fighting to not die. Those are two totally different things! We are going to focus on life. The doctors support our decision and have let us know that they are behind us. God willing she will lay me to rest when I'm 90 like she is supposed to do! We are putting it in his hands now and are just going to enjoy each other and make memories. We are going to try to do as many things as we can now. We would love to take her back to the ocean. On her make a wish we had to make the ocean such a short part of the trip that she only got to stick her toes in the water. She wants to go horse back riding, jet skiing. Etc. any money raised from this day forward will not go towards bills. It will go for her dream list.
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Megan Kirker
8 months ago
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Please contact me. I am an instructor at Cherry ridge therapeutic learning center in Georgetown Ohio. We do therapeutic horseback riding and want to make the horseback riding happen!

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Lisa Maner-Walker
9 months ago
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I here in Chattanooga Tennesse praying for yall to have the time of your life and her to do everything on her wish list. Much Love, hugs and prayers

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Created April 15, 2017
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Sheila Childress
6 months ago

Love you Emily and Kim!

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Kevin Mann
6 months ago

You are always in our prayers. God Bless you. (Num 6:24-26)

Megan Kirker
8 months ago
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Please contact me. I am an instructor at Cherry ridge therapeutic learning center in Georgetown Ohio. We do therapeutic horseback riding and want to make the horseback riding happen!

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Lisa Maner-Walker
9 months ago
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I here in Chattanooga Tennesse praying for yall to have the time of your life and her to do everything on her wish list. Much Love, hugs and prayers

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