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$20 to Help Emmalyn Finish Strong

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Our Revised Mission: Supporting Emmalyn's Recovery Near Duke University Hospital

As Emmalyn's journey unfolds, our mission evolves to meet her changing needs. Following a pivotal surgery to repair a spinal fluid leak, performed by the skilled Dr. Grant at Duke University Hospital, our focus shifts to supporting Emmalyn through a critical 6-week recovery period in North Carolina. This unexpected extension of our stay, far from home, brings with it a new set of challenges and expenses, including housing, daily necessities, transportation, and medical copays.

Why We Still Need $20,000

Our initial goal of raising $20,000 remains as vital as ever. These funds are not just numbers; they're a lifeline ensuring Emmalyn receives uninterrupted care, and her family can stay by her side without the added stress of financial strain. Here’s how your generous donations will be utilized:

- Housing: Securing a safe and comfortable place for Emmalyn and her family to stay during this recovery phase.
- Food and Daily Necessities: Covering the cost of meals and other essentials for the family while they are away from home.
- Transportation: Fueling the back-and-forth trips to the hospital and eventually, the journey back home.
- Medical Expenses: Assisting with copays and any unforeseen medical costs that arise during this period.

A Call to Action

Now, more than ever, Emmalyn and her family need the support of their community. Your donations go beyond financial aid; they're a gesture of love, solidarity, and encouragement for a young girl and her family facing the toughest battle of their lives. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a significant impact.

We invite you to continue sharing Emmalyn's story, to keep her spirit uplifted, and to help us reach our unwavering goal of $20,000. Together, we can ensure that Emmalyn's focus remains on healing, surrounded by love and support, without the added burden of financial worries.

Thank You for Being Part of Emmalyn’s Journey

Your support has been overwhelming, and we are deeply grateful for every donation, share, and word of encouragement. Thanks to each and every one of you that have donated and shared Emmalyn's Journey campaign, we couldn't do this without your kindness, support, and generosity. Please stay connected with us for updates on Emmalyn's progress and know that your generosity is making a tangible difference in her life and recovery.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Stephanie & Emmalyn


  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 9 hrs
  • Mallia Shumaker
    • $20 
    • 2 d
  • Deborah Harvey
    • $200 
    • 2 d
  • Virginia Haney
    • $50 
    • 4 d
  • Susan Ford
    • $50 
    • 7 d

Organizer and beneficiary

Eve Blackburn
Mount Morris, IL
Stephanie Freeze
Raised $465 from 11 donations

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