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Emily’s Story

Emily's Journey through Neuroblastoma. This all started on the eve of 12/18/2010. Our lives will forever be changed and it will never be the same, but we are strong and know we will get through this.

Thank you for your continued prayers, support and donations that help us get through this! Mail cards, gifts, donations, gas cards to: PO Box 5383, Midlothian, VA 23112

You can get up to date information on Emily's Facebook Page

Emily was diagnosed with Stage IV, High Risk Neuroblastoma Differential, n myc non amplified, favorable histology on 12/23/2010 and is currently in active treatment.

Here is a short version of what Emily has been through:

Emily still has so much more to endure, but she is a fighter.

We are constantly working on her webpage, and all entries are updated there. I will continue to keep you guys updated as often as we can.. For more information please read our journal.

We really appreciate all the love and support and prayers from everyone, I can't tell you how much they mean to us, and how they help so much. THANK YOU! Many are asking how & where to donate:

1. All donors may mail funds to the account at: Dominion Credit Union PO Box 26646 Richmond, VA 23261 Write "Emily Hubbel" in the check memo. Dominion Employees may go through the bank.

2. Go to and hit donate now to be done through paypal at

3. Checks can be mailed to our PO Box with Emily's Name on the check to PO Box 5383, Midlothian, VA 23112.

Latest Journal Update

Dear Emily From Daddy

To Emily from Daddy,

Hi sweetie, I know you have been looking at your blog lately, so I thought I would write you something to remind you of how special you truly are. It has been 5 years since the doctors had told Mommy and I that there was something going on in your belly. I am not really sure how to tell you in words about that day, but it was a very crazy time for everyone. Everything that you have been through over the years, you always have done it with your beautiful smile.

I remember when you asked me, “Daddy have you ever cried?” Yes, I have a bunch of times when I feel sad. when you didn’t feel good, when you were not able to do things the others kids would do. When you were sad inside, I was very sad too. But these days my tears are happy, when i watch you walk Brianna to class, when you received student of the year, your first cheer practice, when your team won the County Battle. Watching you grow up and become the little lady you are, how you are loving and caring to your little cousin Jenna, the bond you have with Aunt Tricia, the loyalty you have to your friends, and your passion for the things that are so important to you. I could go on and on!

I have learned so much from you over these past 8 years and I am very proud to be your Dad.

We are so lucky to have someone like your Mommy in our lives, how devoted and caring she is to our family & whenever you didn’t feel well she was always an arms reach away. I just want you to know that no matter how old you are, how good or bad things may be or the path in life that you choose to take, Mommy and Daddy are right behind you.

I just hope someday that you will be half as proud of me, as I am of you.

I love You very much, Merry Christmas

43 people hearted this



Tom Baldwin
By Tom Baldwin- Raymore,MO
That Daddy post truly brought tears to my eyes! What a special young lady you have in Emily! I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and may 2016 be blessed for you and many good things to come! Keep fighting miss Emily!
Nigel Burrell
By Nigel Burrell
Beautiful words. Wishing Emily and you all a Blessed New Year! :o)

Nigel xxx
Sarah Gouzoules
By Sarah Gouzoules
Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a great day!! Sarah C.O.L.E'S Prayer Team
Gail Doyle
By Gail doyle
Beautiful post Emily from your caring loving Dad Merry Christmas (((((((()))) s n xxxxxxxxx sweet girl
marilyn bergagnini
By marilyn bergagnini
jennifer deshetler
By Jennifer DeShetler
Doug, you wrote so beautifully. Your family is always close to my heart. Merry Christmas.
Rosemary K.
By Rosemary K.
Very, very nice. Emily is a lucky girl!
melinda arneson
By Melinda Arneson
My son was diagnosed w Neuroblastoma in April 2010 at age 5. He is 10 now, he went through the standard COG treatment at CHOA , in Atlanta. I can't remember how I came across your Caringbridge site but I have been following your progress. I know exactly how your Dad feels this Christmas. Have a Merry Christmas, beautiful brave girl!
Peggy Bartholomew
By Peggy in NY
What a beautiful tribute to your little girl and her Mommy.
Merry Christmas