Last March, Emma was diagnosed with Hemophagocystic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a life-threatening immunodeficiency triggered in Emma's case by infection with a virus.
After months of repeated and lengthy hospitalizations and chemotherapy, doctors have determined the next step is a bone marrow stem cell transplant.
A donor has been identified, and Emma begins the transplant process with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance on July 4. If all goes well, the procedure should be a complete cure! However, it is also going to be an arduous and scary process, and the family, including Emma's younger sister Caitlyn, will need lots of support over the coming months.
Please check out the "Ways to Help" section of this page to find out how you can pitch in to keep this family on their feet, ready to fight, during this difficult time. Lots of love to all our family and friends, and fire up those prayers!
More information about (non-inherited) HLH: https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/6589/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
More information about bone marrow transplants: https://www.seattlecca.org/treatments/bone-marrow-transplant/