Early May in 2018, Emmah was brought to the emergency room by her parents, Tamarah and Jason. After multiple scans and tests were run, her parents and her faced unsettling news. Emmah was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on May 22nd, a rare and aggressive form of leukemia that represents approximately 10-25% Acute Lymphoblastic
Leukemia diagnostics in children.
Emmah is currently receiving treatment at Mott Children’s Hospital, which is expected to continue for two and a half years since the start of her diagnosis. Her treatment includes chemotherapy, spinal taps, and often blood draws. Emmah is a brave fourteen year old girl, confused and scared at times, but as her mom shared that doesn’t stop her from being a teen.
Emmah loves horse backing riding, arts and crafts, and dancing. With support from her parents and older sibling, Vedah, Emmah continues to fight through her battle against ALL. The family of four take it day by day, and try to remain positive during these challenging times.
This article was drafted by Max Cure Foundation Junior Board Member Zoe Epstein.