Hope For Emma
$2,415 raised
24% of $10k goal
37 contributors
4 Years running
Emma Grace, almost 6 going on 16. Wow, what a little fire cracker! She’s smart as a whip with a tongue to match. Blonde hair, blue eyes, and a smile that will light up the darkest night…too pretty for her own good. Her Daddy is her hero, her ...

Emma Grace, almost 6 going on 16. Wow, what a little fire cracker! She’s smart as a whip with a tongue to match. Blonde hair, blue eyes, and a smile that will light up the darkest night…too pretty for her own good. Her Daddy is her hero, her Momma is her idol & her little sister, Kaylee, is her ‘pain in the butt’, but you best not mess with her. She loves being outside, playing softball & ‘muddin’.

She started having headaches, really bad ones & her parents started to worry. They took her to the doctor & got a MRI. She was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation; basically her brain protrudes through the opening at the base of her skull. This protrusion is putting pressure on her spinal column and restricting the flow of cerebrospinal fluid.

The doctors have decided she needs surgery. They are going to graph her brain and remove part of her skull and 1st vertebrae. They think it will help her headaches and prevent any long term damage that could be caused by the lack of cerebrospinal fluid flow.

She will be in ICU for a minimum of 24 hours after the surgery, then about a week in the hospital before she can get back home; which is about 100 miles from the hospital.

Her parents do have insurance which will help with some of the hospital bills but not all of them. They will also have expenses for lodging, food and fuel while Emma is in the hospital.

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