Emerson "Emme" Lankheit

Family, Friends & Good People;
Let's do it for Emme...

Emerson Claire Lankheit, “Emme” as we call her, is a bright-eyed, beautiful little girl with a spunky disposition and a daily appetite for watching Elsa spin her snowy magic (from the movie Frozen). Her love for Mom Melissa, Dad Justin, and older brother Luke could melt Arendelle with one hug.

This Fall, just a few days after Emme turned 2-years old, she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer known as medullablastoma. Two days later, she was in eight-hour surgery to remove a golf-ball sized tumor which she tackled like a champ. Now, Emme is on a long road of chemotherapy and our little fighter is giving it her best and bravest swing. With her illuminating smile and lovable DIY charm as she constantly exclaims “Emme do it,” we now need to do it for Emme.

Currently, Emme is in the incredible hands of the knowledgeable medical staff at St. Louis BJC Children's Hospital where she is staying for weeks at a time over the next six to nine months. 

Many of you have asked how you can help. We've set up this page if you'd like to directly support Emme during this difficult time. Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers which have been incredibly comforting.

To learn more about her story, visit Emme's Caring Bridge site  for Justin’s blog updates. 

For questions on fundraising, please email the Barkett family through GoFundMe.

Thank you,
Family of Team Emme

  • Scott Carelli 
    • $100 
    • 67 mos
  • kelvin lee 
    • $300 
    • 67 mos
  • Kathy Dykeman 
    • $100 
    • 67 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $535 (Offline)
    • 67 mos
  • Jill Texier 
    • $50 
    • 67 mos
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Phillip J Barkett III 
Kirkwood, MO
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