Emma Is Our 2016-17 Conn. Champion

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“Stupid cancer.” Said with a smile, that was Emma’s motto, during her battle with an especially rare form of leukemia.

At age 7, when Emma developed strep throat and a 104-degree fever her mother rushed her to the emergency room. Her cancer diagnosis came three days later.

Following three rounds of chemotherapy, Emma needed a bone marrow transplant. Her older brother, Alex, then age 11, was a perfect match. Both Alex’s and Emma’s procedures were without complication.

As Emma recovered from the transplant, she spent Halloween at the hospital, dressed as Elsa from “Frozen.”

Now in remission, Emma receives checkups every three months to check for cancer-related issues and annually to monitor her transplant.

With no known permanent effects from chemotherapy, radiation or her transplant, Emma loves dancing, painting and conducting science experiments.

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How donations helped Emma at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center:  

CMN Hospitals donations provide equipment, therapy programs, needed family assistance and research to benefit kids like Emma.

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