Emily lives with her mother, father and older brother Joseph who has Aspergers Syndrome and recently started CSI College. Emily is currently in the 8th grade at IS34 and would like to attend Tottenville High School in the fall. Emily loves singing and in particular loves a group called Why Don't We. Emily is very family oriented and is very helpful when it comes to helping those with problems. Emily wants to be a school counselor so she can help kids. Emily also loves baking, arts and crafts, family holidays and parties. Emily is a very friendly, kind young lady who has a big heart and loves to help others.
This is why it is with great pride I am looking to help this lovely young lady.
Emily will begin treatment on Monday at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. This will entail intense chemotherapy/radiation for three days straight followed by two weeks home for a duration of 7 months at this pattern. Surgery to remove any remaining cancer will most likely follow. As with other types of serious cancer, aggressive chemotherapy and radiation for Ewing sarcoma can cause substantial side effects, both in the short and long term. Treatment and the next few months will be difficult for Emily and her entire family.
The next few months will be a very difficult period emotionally and financially for Emily and her family. While Emily's mom has a steady job, Emily's father only works seasonally. However, both parents will be taking significant amounts of time off from work to help with Emily's treatment and will not be receiving any pay during this time. Emily will need to be shuffled back and forth to treatments in the city several times a week for the next 7 months at minimum. Unfortunately at this time it is not even known how much of her treatments will be covered by insurance but the parents are not sacrificing any treatments due to lack of funds. Making things even more difficult is the fact that Emily's family was also one of the Staten Island families who completely lost their home during hurricane Sandy. Funds received from this campaign are greatly needed by this family to make sure that Emily gets the best care possible and the chance to beat this cancer, graduate 8th grade go on to high school and become the type of woman that will help others. Please find it in your heart to donate as every amount is greatly appreciated and no amount is too little.