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Team Emma - Fight against DIPG

$131,889 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 2,189 people in 3 months
Created 26 January 2019
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Geoffrey Mertens
*****For those that are  interested in sending a letter/photo from your dog, please post to the Facebook page below. Emma can’t keep up with the mail and emails so this is the best route to get messages to her!******

https://www.facebook.com/Team-Emma-Emmalovesdogs7-299302784023300/



7 year old Emma is fighting a very rare and inoperable brain tumor called DIPG. Last weekend she was having a normal weekend playing with friends, playing in the snow, and wrestling with her brothers. On Sunday though, she got a headache and started having flu like symptoms. By Wednesday, she was rushed into surgery to reduce swelling on the brain. She has had a second surgery now and is preparing for 6 weeks of daily radiation therapy. She is a fighter and she and her family along with everyone on Team Emma are here to fight for her.

They need the financial support to fight and to make sure Emma has the support she needs. This will help towards such things like medical bills, living expenses, possible clinical trial logistics. We need to raise an initial $50,000. This family needs to focus on Emma and winning her fight so that she can celebrate her 8th birthday and have more birthdays to come. By donating, you can help lift the financial burden on this family so that they can just focus on being present with Emma and her two brothers. 

See pictures of Emma and follow the fight at: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/emmasfight
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We are about to head back to CHW for day 6 but wanted to send a quick Thank You to all of you.

The love for Emma is powerful! We feel it. The support, notes, mail, texts, emails, comments on here, meals, help at the house, visits...it’s so overwhelmingly amazing.

We want to thank you all! Family, Extended Family, Friends, Neighbors, Team Hoxie, Work Family, the YMCA, Hartland-Lakeside Schools, Mukwonago Schools, Brooklife Church Friends, Arrowhead Friends, Mukwonago Friends, River Valley Friends, Sports Friends, Girls Scout Friends, our Doctors and Nurses, Facebook Friends, Caring Bridge Friends, Go Fund Me Friends, Friends of Friends and even complete strangers. Wow, we feel your love.

We are are not going to stop seeking a cure for Emma. Please keep praying for a miracle.

#TeamEmma
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Geoff and Tammy wanted us to share the following with you: Tammy and I are very overwhelmed by the support to help us fight for Emma as long as possible. It is absolutely amazing that so many people have contributed. You will never know how much stress relief this effort has provided. Thank you, Geoff and Tammy
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$131,889 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 2,189 people in 3 months
Created 26 January 2019
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Geoffrey Mertens
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