Monday, February 11, 2008

Emily Rose

In January, my nine year old niece was diagnosed with osteocarcinoma, a cancer that manifested in the bones of her arm, and subsequently spread into her lungs through the lymphatic system. The cancer was found because a mass in her upper arm grew large enough to break the bone. She has begun chemotherapy treatments, and if they can get the tumor in her arm down to manageable size she will have her arm amputated at the shoulder.

My half-sister, Karla and her husband Dan have no health insurance and have been out of work for several weeks now caring for Emily. Their local women's club (in San Diego) is doing a fundraiser for them. If you have even a couple of dollars to spare to help them out, I know we would all appreciate it. The address to mail donations is:

Checks payable to: GFWC-MIRA MESA WOMEN'S CLUB

Mail to:
Sandra Cabral
10769 Parkdale Avenue
San Diego, Ca. 92126

Edited to add website (paypal button here):

For anyone who is in the San Diego area and would like details on the event being held at Fudruckers for Emily, please email me and I'll get you the flyer.

Support a candidate this year who wants to do something about the state of health care for everyone in this nation. Emily is a good reminder of why it is so vital that this issue be addressed.


MadMad said...

I'm so sorry. The poor little thing! I'll be thinking of her and her family.

patrice said...

I found your site from the link at "The thing is..." blog. I'm so sorry to hear about your niece and I would love a flyer from Fuddruckers. (I live in North County.) I'll keep the whole family in my prayers.

Carolie said...

Is there a Paypal e-mail for them? If so, please add it to your post, and I will send some dollars...

And my fervent prayers/positive thoughts.

Anonymous said...

My husband heard of Emily's story on KFMB this morning. Please email me the flyer for Fuddruckers, we live north county. I also found the PayPal link so we will donate what we can. Please let me know if there is anything we can do.

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