Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Emma's Hope

Emma is the daughter of our friends Cathy and Andy and the sister of their son, Mason.

Emma was diagnosed with acute aplastic anemia. Basically it's cancer of the blood. It is a rare blood disease where the bone marrow fails to produce blood cells for the body.

Emma just turned 5 a few weeks ago.

Today Emma is under going a bone marrow transplant. Her donor is her brother, Mason. He had to be tested and meet the criteria before he could be a bone marrow donor for his sister. He was her best chance at a match. Thank you Lord for answering that prayer.

Emma has already endured several chemotherapy treatments in preparation for her bone marrow transplant. But this family has a very long road ahead of them.

So our friends along with their families are at Texas Children's Hospital with both of their babies having surgery. My heart hurts just thinking about it.

There is a page on Facebook called Emma's Hope, please like this page and pray with me for Andy, Cathy, Mason and Emma.

Their friends have held countless fundraisers for them as well to raise awareness and much more. Please go to www.marrow.org to see if you are a bone marrow match for Emma or for someone else. It's painless and so easy! They will even mail the kit to you and do it at home and the mail it back all prepaid. There was a bone marrow drive for Emma and 500 kits were brought in and all 500 kits were used. Actually over 600 people showed up to be tested. It was during the bone marrow drive we found out Mason was a match. It was awesome to be a part of that and see God's hand at work.
Hebrews 4:16
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Praying for you Cathy, Andy, Mason and Emma. May God bring you peace, comfort, and healing!

3 comments:

Brooke said...

praying for the family

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Praying right now for healing for Emma and for successful surgeries for Emma and Mason. And praying for strength and comfort for the whole family.

{amy} said...

Wow! I cannot even imagine what the family has gone/is going through! They will be in my prayers!