It was determined that she has Neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. The tumor has begun compressing her spine, which is causing her to be unable to walk or support herself. After arriving in Minneapolis, she was quickly given a round of chemo to help slow the progression of the tumor.
She will undergo biopsies of both the tumor and her bone marrow to determine the stage of cancer she has.
This will be a long road for Emma, as well as Aaron and Brandi. It is not known at this time how long they will need to stay in Minneapolis. Once Emma is okayed to go home, she will need to return to the Children's Hospital monthly for further chemo treatments, care and monitoring.
Aaron and Brandi will be out of work for an undetermined amount of time and have many current and future expenses.
It is not yet known if insurance is going to cover the life flight or the expensive cancer drugs, Emma requires.
Please consider helping Aaron, Brandi and Emma during this difficult time. Thank you!