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Join Emily's Army & Battle Brain Cancer

$71,076 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 459 people in 5 months
Created February 9, 2019
Friday 1st February was a huge day for Emily.  This fun-loving, spunky 4 year old was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Not just any brain tumour, a rare and aggressive cancer called ATRT (Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumour). Survival rates for this cancer are not high.  She is in for a fight....

Emily is the youngest member of an amazing family of 5, who all love life and bring joy to those around them. Deb & Jono are wonderful parents who are generous, loving and faithful. They are always first to lend a hand. 

Emily's battle has started....she has already undergone surgery to remove the brain tumour and now will be given intensive chemotherapy treatment weekly, radiotherapy and treatment directly into the brain. Emily’s home for the next year will be hospital.

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So their world has been turned upside down....

With Emily in Westmead Hospital and home being in the Southern Highlands, there is a great distance between home and hospital.  With Emily's needs and maintaining life for Emily's older brother and sister, the pressure on Deb and Jono's time and energy will be immense.

Deb & Jono believe in a God of love and miracles, so please pray for Emily.  We are all holding firm to God's promises as stated in Psalm 91:16..."With long life I will satisfy her and show her my salvation."

Firstly, and foremost, we want people to support this family by joining Emily's Army of Prayer Warriors and ask for God's miracles.

Secondly, we know this will be a long road for Emily and her family and we want them to all focus on each other and Emily's treatment, and not be worried about the financial burden that this will undoubtedly create.

The ongoing medical expenses for Emily and the constant travel costs between home and hospital will have a financial impact on this family. Also, as you know, these types of illnesses come with unexpected costs, both immediate and in the future, so your support through this Go Fund Me page is a tangible way to care for the whole Hunt family.

A Facebook page has been set up for Emily's Army with updates on Emily, so please check it out https://www.facebook.com/emilysarmyofwarriors/ 

We ask if you can help meet their financial needs in this difficult time, then please donate to the “Emily's Army” fund and also please share with your close friends and family.

Thank you.
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With round 5 chemo completed, we headed home for recovery, which coincided perfectly with the kids school holidays. Emily managed the treatment at Westmead and subsequent regular baths to combat the toxic chemo coming through her skin really well. In coming home she continued to have some nausea and little interest in eating. We again ended up in Bowral Hospital with a fever where we are very well cared for. Hoping Em rebounds, as last time, so that she can be released today. In the photo you can see Eddie’s MasterChef quality pancakes (he is dressed in black as waiter Nicholas) that are being judged by Emily (who says she is George as he’s bald too!) Thank you all for your ongoing support.
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The Emily Express was a phenomenal event held on Sunday. An amazing team of Southern Highlanders coordinated a train trip for 250 guests from Burradoo to Goulburn for a picnic lunch and games. So blessed by the generosity of so many incredible local business along with the team from The Kiama Picnic Train and Sydney Train Services. Funds raised will support our family, Red Kite, The Humour Foundation and Ronald MacDonald House. Emily and our whole family had a blast! Em headed back today to hospital for the start of round 5’s chemotherapy treatment.
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Emily was the Swans’ Mascot for their mighty victory against West Coast last weekend. What a fun family time and amazing experience! Emily has been enjoying time at home with plenty of farm visits. It has been wonderful to all be at home together. We head to Westmead for some tests on Friday and then expect round five of chemo to start on 18th June. Our hope and prayer is that Emily will be well enough to participate in the Emily Express on 23rd.
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Greetings from Bowral Hospital. Emily was admitted on Sunday with a fever. She has had courses of antibiotics and rested well. Her blood levels have rebounded surprisingly well and we hope to be discharged by the end of the week for some more time at home before starting round 5. You may note the stain on Emily’s face dressing - yes it’s chocolate. Eating and drinking have been an ongoing challenge, but Jono’s hot chocolates are loved by Em. Hoping for lots of fun family time by the fire in coming days. We continue to be grateful and thankful for all of the prayers, love and generosity of so many. Looking forward to the Emily Express train experience on 23rd June. Amazed by the raffle and online auction items.
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