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.

Explanation of the EHH fund at Rainbow — how it helps families

Posted by emilyshopefulholiday on July 23, 2009


Here is how the EHH fund works:

Emily’s Hopeful Holiday (“EHH”) is a fund through Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH.  Once the money has been raised, it is given to someone at Rainbow who oversees the fund.  A social worker at Rainbow then distributes the money accordingly to families who are in desperate need of financial assistance.  The money is used to pay their essential bills such as rent, utilities, etc.  The money is sent directly to the entity that they owe money to and therefore, alleviates the bill entirely.  100% of the money that is donated goes to this fund and, in turn, goes to paying the bills for these families.  We do not advertise this fund at Rainbow because there is not enough money to help everyone…only those in desperate financial need.  The more money that is donated, the more families we can help.

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