Emma's Medical Fund
On July 5, 2015, after a week of flu like symptoms, Emma Coggins was diagnosed with Leukemia.
The average cost for treatment of a chid with ALL is $105K, that's only for treatment, that does not include the er visits and hospital stays that become necessary. Insurance covers about 80%, but it doesnt cover the lost pay due to missed work, it doesnt cover co-pays and cost of medical supplies, it surely does not cover the mortgage, utilities, car payments, groceries...
This campaign was set up to try to help Emma's mommy & daddy offset the additional cost.
No parent should ever have to decide between being with their sick child or earning a living.
For those of us that want to help and are able to, the best thing we can do is continue to share Emma's story, and when able, donate to the family. All funds raised though this campaign go straight to Emma's mommy & daddy.
Let's continue to work together to raise money for this amazing family so that the only thing they have to concentrate on is helping Emma feel better. Emma is strong and she will beat this. She will triumph!
"Today is day 10 in the hospital for Emma. While I spent some time with Noelle the past couple of days, mama is back at the hospital to give daddy a break before I come back Monday night to go back to work on Tuesday. Seems like ages...thanks to everyone who has helped support us!
Though the days in the hospital can get long for us, we have good news to give:
-Emma has had no fever for 48 hours now!!!!
-She slept without oxygen last night and hasn't needed it today.
-The dr's are slowly taking her off all the varied antibiotics and on to a Z-pac based on the type of bacterial pneumonia they have seen in both lungs.
-She is eating cereal, toast, and watermelon-(the best of hospital food)-Though she has gotten very skinny. Her body looks frail.
-Saved the best for last, a smile here and there is coming back!!!! That is looking like our baby.
Her ANC count today was 132 and doctors said a couple more days until we prob go home. This would be great to get back to our normal, but healthy, routine. We are triumphing and #Roeing for Emma on the 8th!"
Folks, all of your help has been amazing and the family is so very thankful. Please take a moment to say a prayer for this little girl and her twin sister, her mommy and daddy. Please take a moment to continue to share her story, and if you are able to, PLEASE DONATE!
Every single penny donated here goes straight to Emma's mommy & daddy to help them stay on their feet through this war on cancer.
No donation is too small or large.
If you want to help in other ways, there is a meal train that has been set up so that you can prepare meals for the family. Gas cards and and grocery cards are always appreciated as well!!!
Thank you so much for all of your help, donations and love!!!
Basically, the spiking temperatures have to stop to go home. The fact that her ANC was 132 means she is getting more white blood cells to fight it.
At the very minimum after several days they could send us home even if she has a 101 temp and she'll be on antibiotics.
Here is her lipstick pic..."
Hey ya'll, thank you so much to everyone who has donated, you will never know how much you are helping this family. Even if it is just $5, every single penny counts. Cancer doesn't just steal health, it doesn't just steal time from the patient. Cancer treatment costs so much money, the lost work, the back and forth to the hospital, the gas in the car, the HUGE hospital bills that are coming. When a baby has cancer, it effects every single person in the family with every single aspect of their day to day life.
Let's help Jennifer and James concentrate on helping Emma feel better and making sure that Noelle knows how much she is loved as well. Let's do what we can to help this amazing family. Please.
There are many ways to help. There is a meal train set up, dates are open again if you are up to cooking a meal for the family.
Gift cards for groceries and gas are another amazing way to help.
You can always donate here, money donated here goes DIRECTLY to Jennifer and James. Please, if you are able, please donate.
Please, say a prayer, share, and if you are able, please donate.
"This virus is really taking a toll on Emma. James said she had a fever throughout the night-101-102'. The blood culture is still negative, that is good. News this am is that her platelets are low so they are going to do a transfusion. Her ANC is 80. So, it's just this Human Meta Virus she is fighting as best she can considering her low immune system and cancer diagnosis.
Noelle is sleeping good in the bed with me but I am not, up at 4:30am. We will go see Emma today and I will stay the night at the hospital tonight so James can work tomorrow.
It's odd Emma is kind of standoffish to Noelle and I when we come. She pushes us away and just won't have anything to do with us. Still pondering that. Hopefully she adjusts tonight and tomorrow as I will be with her. Thanks to all for your support. We very much appreciate it always, but especially during hospital stays. More to come....as we know it. Big hugs. Xxo #emmawilltriumph"
Mommy and Daddy are taking turns, one at home with Noelle, one at the hospital with Emma. The whole family gets to be together during visiting time.
My heart is breaking for this sweet, brave little girl. I personally watched my own father fight cancer for a year and a half before his soul went to Heaven to be cancer free. He was an adult, he had words to describe the pain, the discomfort, the weakness. He was able to articulate how lousy he felt, how helpless.
Emma doesn't have the words to let us know how she's feeling. She's only three. She's just a baby. Her mommy and daddy and twin sister are all doing everything they can to be there, just to be there and try to make her feel better. Family & friends are doing all they can to try to ease the burden at home.
Right now, Mommy and Daddy are splitting time, one at home with Noelle, one at the hospital with Emma.
Mommy and Daddy still have to work. Mommy and Daddy still have to put gas in the cars for the treck back and forth daily to Fairfax. Mommy and Daddy still have to put a meal on the table.
Folks, this is where we can all really help this amazing family. New dates have opened up on the meal train - this is an amazing way to help by preparing and delivering a meal to the family.
You can always donate money through this page, all money donated here goes directly to Emma's mommy & daddy to help cover expenses.
Another great way to help is to pick up a gas card or a grocery store cared, even just a generic gift card is always appreciated and surely makes things easier for the family.
Please, continue to share Emma's story. Please say a prayer for these sweet babies and their family. Please, if you are able to help, please do. If you are able, please donate.
On behalf of the entire Coggins family, Thank you.
"Here is an update on Emma: She is on antibiotics that are flowing into her port. Last night she had a chest xray which we will know the results of today. Her oxygen levels also kept fluctuating so they had to insert a nose tube which took an hour of her fighting.
Emma did have a fever in the night which means an automatic 2 more days in the hospital. She also had a blood culture and nose swab done and we won't know any results from those until this afternoon.
Jamie, Noelle, and I are going to see her this morning but Jamie and Noelle have to wear protective garb and masks. We don't how long Noelle will go along with that so they may need to leave early. Once I enter the room I can't leave until it is for good to go home.
As you can imagine hospital stays are overwhelming, chaotic, and take a lot of coordination. Many of you have asked how you can help, I learned the hard way the first time with loss of work pay, leave and other stressors not to let our pride get in the way. If you'd like to help these things benefit us the most-general and grocery store gift cards. Time is not on our side at the hospital or at home. We are ok, don't think we can't live but aside from making Emma better these things do help if you have time and resources. There is nothing too small.
We'll keep everyone posted with results as they come in. Thanks to everyone who has written and reached out. Both Emma and Noelle as do James and I are thankful for the rally in times like this as it has been a long while since a hospital stay. Sending much love. #emmawilltriumph"
Folks, sweetie Emma is back in the hospital. I know it is so easy to get caught up in our own lives, to get caught up in getting ready for summer, getting ready for graduation, all the things that we do...
Please let's not forget that this amazing family still needs help - every day.
Emma was diagnosed ten months ago, she has twenty months go to still - TWENTY MONTHS more of treatment. Please if you are able to donate, please do. Money collected from here goes straight to Emma's mommy & daddy to help offset the monetary cost of treatment, hospital stays, co-pays, gas to get back and forth to the hospital or even just groceries. If you want to help in other ways, please consider picking up gift cards for grocery stores or for gas stations. Even if you just wanted to make dinner for them, every single thing helps.
No donation is too large or small.
Please take a moment to share, say a prayer, and if you are able, please donate.