Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Journey Begins, Join Us

Happy photos because I will fight to keep my child's life as normal as possible! Here is our little warrior having fun!
Picking out her favorites in the Persnickety catalog
Breaking the rules with her sister.
The Fair

We have a lot going on, here is a list of events where you can get involved!

1. 31 Bags Donation Party - my sweet friend Jennifer is throwing Emma an online and in person party and donating her commission to a Emma's medical expenses. You can order through Jennifer now through August 1st. 31 Bags Event

2. LA Car Wash - my fathers personal trainer, Kevin, who owns Fitness Factor in Arcadia; our sister Margaret, her fiancé Joaquin and a bunch of their friends are doing a car wash.
Saturday July 26 from 9 to 2
24 N First Avenue Arcadia, Fitness Factor Gym
Donations and checks at that event please make payable to Tom Heidenberg, our father, who will gather everything and give us one check to pay off some of her bills.

3.UDATED INFORMATION St. Peter's Lutheran Benefit Dinner - our church is organizing a benefit dinner for Emma on Sunday August 3rd. Dinner will be tacos! Doors open at 4:00 and dinner is at 5:00. Suggested donation of $10 per person. There will be a Silent Auction with amazing themed baskets such as "movie night" and "wine and cheese". Our church members can make a basket to enter, please contact Janet Ente or Judi Mello at our church for information. The event is open to everyone, please come!

4. Go Fund Me - Emma's gofundme is still going! Emma's gofundme

We still have no word on our second and third opinions on her diagnosis. I will update the blog when we know. Once we determine her type of tumor she will begin oral chemo drugs and she goes in for her MRI and chemo port surgery on August 5th.

A HUGE thank you to Moms Club of Turlock for giving us gift cards for food on days we get stuck at the hospital and St. Peter's Lutheran Church's lovely ladies for making us freezer meals for the days we are too tired or busy to worry about dinner. We are so grateful for your help and support! God bless you all!

My next hurdle is to find someone to watch Gracie on a regular basis when we go in for chemo treatments or someone willing to go with us. There are playrooms and playgrounds at the hospital. Up until now we have been blessed with amazing friends to watch Gracie while I go with Emma to the hospital but we are expecting weekly chemo visits which take all day when you include four hours of driving round trip. If anyone knows of a reliable babysitter / nanny please contact me.

Emma and the family have her before chemotherapy photo shoot tonight with Emily where she will proudly wear Persnickety's Princess Millie Dress. These photos mark the beginning of our road to recovery!

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