Emma's Memory My friend's daughter Emma was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric brain cancer called Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT) in April of 2017, at nearly 4 months old. Emma underwent three brain surgeries, a tracheostomy, three stem cell transplants with high dose chemotherapy, and countless tests and procedures. She spent the majority of her life in and out of the hospital. Emma smiled through the worst of the worst and reminded us all to do the same. She left us on February 2, 2018, leaving behind a rare gift. She was able to donate her tumor to the doctors, untouched by the harmful side effects of radiation, so they can continue their research as they work towards a cure.
I met Kyle in Alicante in 2007 and I have followed his family’s story on social media since Emma’s birth. Katie (my wife) and I are so lucky to have 2 children and I want to do something to try to help other families overcome horrific misfortune and illness. Emma’s legacy is amazing. What she has given to the world after her 13 months of life is nothing short of incredible. The fact that she smiled throughout it will hopefully motivate me to get through 102 miles of London scenery (and a few hills on the way).
- Harry Morton
Fundraising team: Emma's Memory (2)
Ann & Robert H Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago (Dba Lurie Childrens)