Keep the Twins Inseparable

Francesca quickly became one of my very best work friends, and then obviously became a very dear friend outside of work. 

I'll never forget when I found out her and Dave were expecting...
Francesca called to see if I could drive her to work during one of our MD blizzards because as she put it "who buys an SUV without 4WD?!" (lol) She made a comment in the car that day that I didn't pick up on.... About 4 hours later in the operating room during a c-section it hit me! I looked over and said "Franny get over here! Are you pregnant!??" And of course Fran gave a goofy look and laughed saying "how did you know?"(lol)

Then, a few months later, I secretly came to find out at work one night that not only were they expecting but it was TWINS! I was SO EXCITED! And of course probably due to my over excitement, Francesca honored me with the pleasure of helping with her gender reveal.  My husband and I stuffed 2 giant balloons with confetti, painted them, POPPED them, freaked out, ran to the store, bought new giant balloons, stuffed those, and then tried to hide all the confetti evidence before Fran & Dave showed up for these balloons. 

The Webster's could not have been blessed with more perfect girls.  Emma & Zoe have their own individual personalities, but are both sweet and loving, funny, and you can easily see that special "Twin" bond they have. 

This past week has been every mother's nightmare....
Monday night I sat with Fran, talking about Emma's behavior which we both summed up to her turning 2 and having molar's coming in.  However, Francesca being the most amazing mother that she is, knew something wasn't right.  The next day She took Emma to the Pediatrician and ended up having to take her down to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Emma was found to have an enlarged liver and spleen. After tests and a biopsy, it was found that sweet Emma has high risk neuroblastoma - cancer in her lymph nodes & abdomen.  This next year is going to be long, stressful, and painful.    

I am asking for love and prayers for all the Webter's as well as the DeFranco's. 
I am also asking for generosity. Please make a donation.  Lets ease just a little of the stress and donate anything that we all can.

  • Kara Blackburn 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 24 mos
  • Cindy Moomaw 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
  • Patricia Dawson 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
  • Kelly Ruszala 
    • $25 
    • 24 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Joanna Corteggiano Dieter 
Abingdon, MD
Francesca Webster 
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