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Emily's tumour removal

$5,685 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 5 months
Emily,

A beautiful 8 year old girl. A little princess


To say Emily is a sweetheart would be an understatement. She is a real gentle soul. She would honeslty not hurt a fly. She is loving and kind to her friends, family and those around her.

Emily's Mum and Dad were given some devastating news on the 19th of December 2016. Heartbreaking in fact. Poor Emily had been suffering from severe headaches, vomiting after meals and pain in the left side of her jaw. They had taken her to a few different doctors (even to a hospital) the doctors just brushed it off as the flu and other things like measles, food poisoning and a common cold. The headaches and vomiting didn't stop, Emily's mum listened to her gut instinct and tried one more doctor who sent them straight off to have a scan to investigate further. The news was in and it was not what any parent wanted to hear. Emily had quite a large tumour on the left side of her jaw.

Life isn't fair! Bad things shoudn't happen to anyone but a little princess of 8? She should not have to endure such pain and neither should her loved ones. She has only begun her journey in life and deserves to be here just as much as the rest of us, if not more.

Emily was sent to the a private specialist in Frankston private hospital (even thou her parents didn't have private health insurance) so that she could recieve the best care possible. Emily had to undergo a biopsy 3 days before Christmas. Being under anaesthetic is never nice but Emily had no other choice. You can only begin to imagine how stressful this must have been for her and her family. Emily still suffers from pain, headaches and vomiting. The surgeons weren't able to facial nerve, the results from the biopsy were inconclusive. The tumour is still growing in size.

Emily and her mum have to travel back and forth to see specialists every few weeks, a 6 hr round trip by car. Longer on public transport as the family car has recently died. Emily also has five brothers and a baby sister that she loves dearly.

The last visit to the specialist seen more bad news. Emily's last MRI scan results revealed that the tumour was not only wrapped tightly around the facial nerve but had now wrapped its self around her lymph node and main salivary gland. Her current specialist is at a loss as to what is causing the tumour and has told the family to seek a second opinion.
Emily's family heard about a specialist in Sydney. Dr Marlene Soma the world leading specialist in cases like Emily's. This specialist comes at a cost and with all their money paying current medical bills as well as transport they can't afford the journey to see Dr Soma in Sydney.

Any money raised here is going to be much appreciated and is going to help them with so much. It will help them to be able to get Emily to Sydney to see the specialist she needs, it will help the family stay together as a family and spend that time together without Emily's Dad having to worry about returning to work right away.
Emily's Dad had to quit work to help with looking after the other children when the family car died as taking so many children on public transport and having them miss school all the time wasn't an option.
This fund will help with medical expenses, transport to Sydney and accomodation while up there.

Please help us to support Emily and her family through this nightmare and on the road to a healthy, long life.

If a donation is something you are unable to help with then please send her love, strength, prayers and well wishes.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.



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Emily is so brave, her blood test didn’t hurt this time
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Emily’s tumour (Bob) is still increasing in size, after yet another trip to Monash Children’s Hospital Emily was sent home as the hospital was to busy and under staffed to compare her ultrasounds. We were told to come back in a week when her specialists come off holiday. We have an appointment on the 5th of January 2018 for another MRI
Getting ready for an ultrasound
Trying to get some sleep in the ED
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A family fundraiser day has been organised to help support Emily on her journey to get rid of Bob.
B.O.B in the Burra
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