In December 2011, Emily was diagnosed with a cancer of the bone, chondroblastic osteosarcoma, in her right tibia. Her “whatever needs to be done” attitude has helped her through the 18 rounds of chemotherapy and a lengthy surgery to remove the tumor along with seven inches of her right tibia. Emily will be in a wheelchair until at least March 2013, but she’s building stamina each day.
“My diagnosis put everything into perspective for me. I no longer care about the little things,” says Emily. She is old enough to understand the illness, its consequences, the treatment, and possible side effects, and looks forward to being an example to newly diagnosed teens.
Charla Blue Photography and Deborah Tracey Photography
Read more of Emily’s story:
- A Tale of Two Worlds: Emily’s Story of Survival
- Happy Birthday Emily
- Fundraising to the Max: Max Magilnick Hits $50,000 and Keeps Going for a Cure
Emily is one of five St. Baldrick’s Foundation Ambassadors, representing the thousands of kids touched by cancer each year. Learn about how you can get involved to help children with cancer, just like Emily.