Emily Monroe Medical Fund

$9,055 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 139 people in 46 months
Emily Monroe is a beautiful 3 year old girl in Warren Michigan. Emily has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, which is is the most common extracranial solid cancer in childhood. Nearly half of neuroblastoma cases occur in children younger than two years. Emily just celebrated her 3rd birthday on October 17th. DJ Monroe is a great father, friend and co-worker and our prayers and best wishes goes out to the Monroe family. The next steps for Emily will be chemotherapy. No child should experience this kind of illness and we are all truly heartbroken. This page has been set up in order to help with any financial burden that the family will encounter, as well as any outings or in-hospital activities that Emily might enjoy that the family may not be in a position to do. Please join us in supporting The Monroe Family through thoughts, prayers, and donations.

Thank you in advance for any contribution you are able to make.
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Here is a new update from DJ: 2-6-15

Last week Emily completed a major milestone in her treatment process going through surgery to remove her main neuroblastoma tumor. They were able to take more of the tumor than originally anticipated. Pathology has confirmed that Emily's surgeon, Dr. Akay, was able to remove 100% of the main tumor while saving Emily's left kidney. In addition Dr. Akay removed some of the nearby lymph nodes and left adrenal gland. Unfortunately, pathology confirmed that cancer is present in the lymph nodes, but we were anticipating that this would be the case due to results from previous scans.

In addition to her surgery, Emily completed an MRI the previous week. The scan showed significant reductions in the primary tumor, the lymph nodes, and tumors in the bone marrow. On Monday she begins round five of chemotherapy, her final round before her autologous stem cell transplant that should begin some time in March.

These are obviously all huge milestones for Emily, and we are all very thankful for all of the support we have received from friends, loved ones, and complete strangers. Thank you all for your continued thoughts and prayers!
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Emily returned home from the hospital Saturday and had a great weekend since coming home! She makes a trip to UofM next week for a stem cell harvesting procedure that will take approximately three days. She'll then be back at Royal Oak Beaumont the second week of December for in patient chemo. Thank you all for your continued prayers and support. If you have any doubts that your prayers are working, take a good look at the huge smile that is almost always on her face!
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From DJ:
Good morning. Just wanted to give you guys an update on Em. As you know she started round two of chemo this week and is susceptible to infection. Unfortunately she started running a fever last night and was admitted. She's OK, but they are running blood cultures to rule out an infection. Thanks again for all your support!
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The outpouring of love and support from friends, family, co-workers and a lot of people who don't even know the Monroe family is amazing! Last night we hit our initial goal of $8,000 and we now have an updated goal of $12,000 due to DJ's medical costs, supplemental insurance, drugs for Emily and daycare costs for when she is out of the hospital. DJ shared that one drug alone was $8,000. Thank God he has insurance and does not have to pay the whole prescription! Emily still has a long road ahead and I can't even imagine having to watch any of my children go through chemo and everything else, but amazingly enough, the family is holding up pretty well so far considering this traumatic experience.

Thanks so much to everyone so far for your incredible generosity and passing the word along through Facebook, Twitter, word of mouth, etc. Please keep Emily and the family in your prayers.

Dave
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$9,055 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 139 people in 46 months
Created October 22, 2014
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42 months ago
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$50
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42 months ago
$50
Jeremy Jones
42 months ago

Sending lots of positive prayers!

$150
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42 months ago
CG
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Christian Gonzalez
42 months ago

Please get better!

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44 months ago
JS
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Jessica Savays
45 months ago

God be with your family

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