Emily's Hopeful Holiday

Raising money for families who have children with cancer ~ since 2007

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    Emily’s Hopeful Holiday was created in honor of our daughter Emily, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 7 in 2007. She was treated at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio and is now a CANCER SURVIVOR at the very young age of 17. During our painful journey we discovered that there are many families who are struggling with the staggering cost of cancer treatments. We have raised $135,586.56 since the fund's establishment in 2007. 100% of the money raised goes directly to the families at Rainbow to assist them in paying their bills (utilities, rent, etc.). For more information on EHH, please review this blog for links to media and other information. Emily's Hopeful Holiday Fund is through Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, OH and we are always accepting donations. Please use the CONTACT ME button to email me if you would like to make a contribution or use the PAYPAL DONATION button on the right side bar to make a donation. This fund assists families throughout the entire year, however, we focus our fundraising efforts during the holiday season. We will always remember the fear and heartache of chemo treatments, lumbar punctures, sedations, medical procedures, surgeries, and anxiously waiting on every test result. Our nerve wracking, yet relatively simple routine trips to the Ireland Cancer Center for Emily’s check-ups remind us of where we have been and that there are families and children just beginning this journey, continuing to endure this journey, and/or ending this journey with either an immense gratefulness or an unspeakable sadness. We are so grateful for Emily’s amazing prognosis, for her health, for her laughter, for her smile, for her silliness, for her. We thank God everyday for His blessing upon our family and for all the wonderful people who surround our lives with love and support.

‘Rainbow Two’ Receives Special Holiday Delivery

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on June 3, 2009


IMG_9482The Rainbow-Ireland Report
A Monthly Newsletter Devoted to the Hard Working Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division and the Dedicated Research Team Devoted to Fighting Cancer.
Our Mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Discover.

December 21, 2007 – Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

‘Rainbow Two’ Receives Special Holiday Delivery

Emily’s Hopeful Holiday Thanks to the Zichi family many less fortunate Rainbow patients and families were able to enjoy the holidays just a little bit more and had good reason to celebrate the season. On Friday, December 21st Laura and Tom Zichi, along with 7-year old daughter Emily Zichi, delivered a jam-packed U-haul trailer filled with presents and other items to benefit ‘Rainbow Two.’ Emily was diagnosed with leukemia last April and continues to return for treatment and evaluation at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. The Zichi’s formed a benefit named “Emily’s Hopeful Holiday” in her honor. Laura Zichi began the project by sending a handful of e-mails to family and friends for support. The response was so strong that the Zichi’s living room at home was filled with gift bags, blankets, books, gift cards, and toys. “I knew it was getting bigger than planned when I started getting e-mails from people I didn’t know and strangers came to the door to drop off donations,” said Mrs. Zichi. The delivery will be used to brighten our patient’s, ranging in age from infants to teenagers, holiday season. “We had a hard year,” said Emily’s father. “But this project has made it the most special Christmas ever.”

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