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My name is Emily, and I was diagnosed at 8 months with Rhabdomyosarcoma. About two years of treatment and 4600 rads of radiation, and one dropped organ later, I was done; 2/3/1995. I am now 26, I moved from NJ to Boston, and I work at Boston Children's Hospital. I think the worst part about Childhood cancer, is that it's never-ending. The physical and emotional side-effects are never talked about. Cancer has taken away my ability to have children, my bladder, relationships, and even small things like not throwing up my hat at HS graduation. I AM ALIVE though. I am still here. What could I possibly do with my time you say? RAISE money for the kids and families that are going through struggles similar to mine. RAISE money for TVF to support offices at several hospitals. RAISE money to support Camp Happy Times, a week long getaway for kids who've had or have cancer to meet kids similar to them, get away from the hospitals, throw off their wigs, and swap phlebotomy stories. I was not a TVF kid, but I was introduced to CHT when I was 9, and I haven't missed a year since. TVF gifted me something I didn't realize could be gifted, but they did it with CHT. It means so much to me.
So, I ask that if you're not sure how much to donate, throw in $25, since this will be my 25 YEAR CANCER FREE!!
My family is also on this team. They have never stopped giving me support and hope. I love them all very much.
Please donate to my team and support TVF and CHT!!!

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