Fight for Emma!

$5,735 of $25k goal

Raised by 91 people in 18 months
Dani Miller
on behalf of Michelle Crawford
 OLIVET, MI
It's time I inform everyone the full story behind Emmas relapse.
(Please do not inform students who go to Emmas school).
December 12th 2016 Emma relapsed with Neuroblastoma on the brain and spine. Her chance at a cure was 0%. Radiation was given in hopes to give us more time with Emma, it was never meant to cure Emma. However Emmas latest set of scans showed some improvement. Emmas bone marrow is still clean, her spine tumors decreased in size, but her brain tumor has some bleeding. Which isn't life threatening at the moment because the tumor did decrease in size so radiation did surprise us with what it did. Emma now has a very small chance(maybe 5%) of beating this and becoming a miracle child. We dont know where this will take us and we honestly have no idea how much time Emma has left. :(



Emma is a sweet 9 year old girl who loves being outside, enjoys school and using her imagination. Emma was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in September 2015 and underwent surgery to remove the tumors, chemo, radiation and several tests and scans. In June 2016 Emma was claimed to be in remission. Emma has now (December 2016) relapsed with Neuroblastoma. She has four spots and will go through radiation. Sadly with this form of cancer chemo will not be effective against the cells like it was last year......... The following is more information from the past year.....Emma has been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma which is a very rare form of cancer (According to Emma's doctor 1 out of every 200,000 children under the age of 5 are diagnosed, it is extremely rare for a child Emma’s age to be diagnosed). The tumor is on her liver and is pushing against her spleen. The tumor is too large to operate and will require at least 18 months of chemo treatments. Emma is still undergoing tests, bone marrow samples and biopsies to gather more information and to determine how advanced the cancer is.

What is Neuroblastoma?

Neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops from nerve cells within the central nervous system. Tumors can be found in the abdomen/belly and usually involve the adrenal gland, which sits on top of the kidney. Neuroblastoma can also be found in the head, chest, neck, pelvis, bone and bone marrow. Symptoms are subtle and difficult to put together, resulting in the diagnosis of Neuroblastoma at advanced stages of the disease.

How the family will use the funds raised:

We hope to raise at least $25,000 to assist the family with the upcoming expenses. If we need to raise more funds we will do our best to help them throughout Emma’s treatments! Emma's family will use the funds raised to help with the medical costs from the numerous hospital visits and treatments. There will be several renovations being done at home (removal of carpet in her bedroom etc.) to meet the standards needed for Emma to be released from the hospital once chemo has started. It is very important to ensure Emma’s environment at home is clean and sterile to keep infection and sickness at bay. Emma’s family will also use the funds raised to assist with the cost of gas for the frequent trips to Helen Devos Children's Hospital.

If you do not feel comfortable contributing through gofundme you can also donate through Emma's Aunt Danielle's  paypal account www.paypal.me/dtwin1
or to discuss other options for donating please email Danielle using the email icon above. 
Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers.
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Update 21
Posted by Dani Miller
1 month ago
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Here is the latest update from Michelle on Emma.
It's time I inform everyone the full story behind Emmas relapse.
(Please do not inform students who go to Emmas school).
December 12th 2016 Emma relapsed with Neuroblastoma on the brain and spine. Her chance at a cure was 0%. Radiation was given in hopes to give us more time with Emma, it was never meant to cure Emma. However Emmas latest set of scans showed some improvement. Emmas bone marrow is still clean, her spine tumors decreased in size, but her brain tumor has some bleeding. Which isn't life threatening at the moment because the tumor did decrease in size so radiation did surprise us with what it did. Emma now has a very small chance(maybe 5%) of beating this and becoming a miracle child. We dont know where this will take us and we honestly have no idea how much time Emma has left.
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Update 20
Posted by Dani Miller
2 months ago
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Thank you everyone for your continued support and prayers for Emma. She is almost done with her radiation. She completed day 16 out of 17 this morning. When I receive more news I will share it.
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Update 19
Posted by Dani Miller
3 months ago
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Update to the scans that Emma had. She has four tumors and radiation is being scheduled. She has officially relapsed with Neuroblastoma. :(
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Update 18
Posted by Dani Miller
3 months ago
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Hello everyone,

The past few months have been wonderful for Emma and her family. She was in remission and was enjoying the new school year! Emma had routine scans done last week. Well one of her scans came back and Michelle received the phone call that all of us feared. A spot was found on Emma's brain and it will require further investigation. At this time we do not know if it is cancer or not. Please keep her in your prayers, she will have another scan next week and hopefully we will have some answers at what is next for Emma. Thank you for your continued support, prayers and donations for medical costs. Hug your loved ones close wherever you are!
Tyler & Emma with Santa at Helen DeVos.
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$5,735 of $25k goal

Raised by 91 people in 18 months
Created September 28, 2015
Dani Miller  
on behalf of Michelle Crawford
MH
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Marty&Marcia Helton
2 days ago

May the Lords Blessings be through all this.

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We believe in miracles. <3

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Continued prayers

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