Team #EmmaStrong is joining the fight this year.
They are running in honor of Emma. When asked to tell us why they were running, Emma’s sister shared her story. “Emma is a junior at New Buffalo high school, she has pre B acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). She was diagnosed on January 13th of 2016 and has been receiving chemotherapy since then at Lurie Children’s Hospital. She has continued to be optimistic and upbeat even through many unexpected bumps in the road and during long, unplanned hospital stays. Since the beginning of this life changing journey, Emma has continued to be optimistic and says “I’m going to beat this”. The overwhelming community support that her and her family have received has encouraged Emma to keep fighting for her health and to keep up with her everyday life. Emma has been working hard to keep up with school and applying to go to college. ” Her spirit is an inspiration to all going thru treatment.