Emily Redwood Cancer/Pregnancy Fund

$11,100 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 142 people in 46 months
Emily has been through more medically than the average person, so when she found a lump on her arm she wasn’t concerned. When the lump turned painful in June Emily sought medical care and learned that it was a lump pressing on a nerve and it needed removal. Emily was so upset to face another surgery, as she had just started her dream job. She was referred to Mass General who told her that the lump looked benign and they were going to take it out and she could resume her normal life. Emily had the lump removed July 9th and went back to work the Monday after! That Thursday her doctor left her a voicemail that he was wrong, the lump was actually malignant, a high grade and aggressive cancer called Spindle Cell Sarcoma. Emily’s world came crashing down around her as the need for radiation and chemotherapy became necessary. Through it all Emily has remained her normal cheerful self and has been working like normal. Radiation for Emily is a daily event in Boston, about an hour away, that causes her to leave work everyday almost 4 hours early. With a 2 year old in daycare and bills beyond medical this expense has become a huge burden on the family. In addition to this, Emily has to be admitted every 3rd week for intensive chemotherapy that puts her out of work for an entire week. Between household bills, medical bills and the travel expense of cancer treatment, this young family needs help! That’s why I started this fund, Emily is far too proud to ask, but I know how needed (and appreciated) any help is.

 

I will continue to update as treatment goes on and updated photos. We appreciate all the help everyone has already been so kind to give, Emily is beyond grateful to have such a strong support system.

 

Anyone who wishes to keep in touch with Emily over her treatment can email her at EmilyRedwood@outlook.com

 

Thank you!
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For those of you who don't know yet, Emily and Sean welcomed baby Logan into the family on Emily's 24th birthday, May 16th! Born 8lbs 4oz and 21 inches at 1:56 am he truly is the perfect little miracle. Emily had severe complications during the pregnancy, but both mommy and baby pulled through. Now Emily awaits the scans that she had to postpone due to the pregnancy. As you can imagine, a year ago without scans this soon after chemo is frightening and she's a nervous wreck. Her dire medications are no longer being covered and she's been fighting them on it. She's so thankful for everyone who has rallied for her! As more and more medical bills pile up this campaign has brought such relief on the high costs and stress of living through cancer. ❤️
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A little miracle worth celebrating when life gets tough!
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Emily is doing well now that chemo and radiation has stopped! Her family just found out they're going to be parents, again! Which is the biggest blessing as she was told with the MAID chemo with radiation would most likely leave her infertile gave her less than 30% chance of getting pregnant and maintaining the pregnancy. Everyone is so overcome with emotion but with the already mounting medical bills from cancer that they're still trying to catch up on ($65,000 in cancer debt) they now have added maternity costs. Emily will have to be followed closely by many doctors as she's already considered high risk and is already having some health complications. Any love that can be shown to this amazing little family would be so very much appreciated and very much needed as Emily's complicated pregnancy is leaving her almost completely bed ridden.
Growing baby.
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Emily is back in Mass General as she has made the decision to detox off all of her narcotic pain medicines and work on a more natural way of pain management. This is a huge step in our lives as Emily overcomes this threshold of learning to live with the pain and not have something there to alleviate it whenever she needs it like she was so used to having for a year. Detoxing is a hard thing to do, even for some one who is not an addict, because their body is so used to getting these meds. Emily is miserable. She's crying. The pain is bad. She can't sleep. She's at her lowest but she pushes through everyday because she knows that at the end of the suffering comes a world where she isn't attached to a pill bottle and she can enjoy life once more. We are so incredibly proud of her for making this decision and support her 100% in this hard and long process. Withdrawing from something you've been on for a year is so hard to do, but she's doing it with a smile and each day is better that the last.
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$11,100 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 142 people in 46 months
Created August 28, 2015
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$250
Anonymous
19 months ago
JR
$100
John Redwood
24 months ago
$250
Anonymous
25 months ago
$5
Anonymous
30 months ago
RA
$100
Richard Algeni
30 months ago

Emily, you have to name your seventh child after me! Unless it's a girl, in which case your eighth child will do!

NP
$50
Natalie Parolin
31 months ago
$50
Shelley Martin
31 months ago

You and your mom were the first ones to reach out to me and Niko, when we were scared and knew nothing. I know we have never really met, but you have always been there for me on the phone, on line. God bless you and that baby. And most important, LOL thank G-d for credit cards.

RP
$150
Rachel Platten
33 months ago
JR
$100
John Redwood
34 months ago

Keep fighting Emily! Can't wait to see you!

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