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 $144,500.00 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.
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I am a mother of two girls, ages 17 & 19.   They are both beautiful and bright and our family has been blessed beyond measure.  I cannot believe how quickly the years have gone! I started writing this blog when my girls were 7 and 9.

In 2007 our youngest daughter was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 7.  She endured two years and two months of medical treatments and is now a very happy and healthy 17-year-old and a CANCER SURVIVOR.  We consider ourselves still very blessed because her prognosis is great and she is feeling wonderful.  We intend to use this journey as God intended according to his plan for our family.

Based in Amherst, Ohio, we provide financial assistance to needy families who have children at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.  Emily’s Hopeful Holiday was established in December 2007 in honor of our daughter, Emily.  This fund helps families with paying their bills while their child is receiving treatments.  It does our heart good to know that we can provide some relief to these families who are enduring the heartbreak of seeing their child receive treatments for cancer or another life-threatening illness.

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