Andrea Vernon is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Rose Anne McDow.
Together We Can Help Emily Conquer Angiosarcoma Cancer. This request is written from the hearts of so many who love, support and are praying for Emily King. Emily is a beautiful, intelligent 24-year-old young lady. Emily’s physical beauty is always striking, but it is her inner beauty that radiates more. She truly is the one to bring sunshine wherever she goes. Until approximately three weeks ago, Emily was a healthy, active Speech Pathology student, looking forward to graduate school and life with her boyfriend, Brad. Following a mammogram, she received the shocking news that she had a large, 8 cm tumor in her breast. It was not breast cancer but a rare, aggressive cancer that had settled in her breast – an Angiosarcoma. There is an estimated 200 cases a year in the world. Immediately, she was scheduled for surgery and the tumor was successfully removed. The next week, the week of August 20, 2018, Emily traveled to MD Anderson Cancer Center with her family as recommended by the physicians. They are currently at MD Anderson in Texas. Apparently, removing the tumor is just the very small tip of the iceberg and this is something that, once present, grows microscopic sized cancer cells that can travel through the blood stream to different parts of the body. The doctors determined chemo would be necessary and she began treatment Monday morning, August 27, 2018. The first round will last 4.5 months, and Emily will be required to stay in Houston the entire time. In total, everything is going to take about a year. The second and third treatments are more routine and can be given in her home town. Their lives have been turned upside down in a matter of just a few weeks. Emily will not be able to continue working and will be faced with financial difficulties. Emily does not have finances necessary to pay for this level of medical care and treatment. Please know that this petition is written and submitted by so many – Emily’s family, friends and even those who do not know them! Everyone realizes that this cannot be done alone, so please, please spread the word and contribute as much as you can. Help us help Emily so that she and her family do not have to worry about anything other than Emily getting well. In addition, prayers are much appreciated, and many are praying ceaselessly for a miracle. Please join them. Any assistance will be so appreciated.
*Roseanne McDow - Emily's mother will be in charge of funds.