Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Emily's On a Mission ~ We All Can Help

Meet our dear, sweet little friend Emily Hubbel.  Many of you may remember previous posts I've shared about Emily and Mireya.  The girls met on the Bone Marrow Unit last summer during their transplants.  Reya and Emily both love princesses, painting nails, and FaceTiming each other.  Being in the clinic all the time is no fun, but on days the girls are there together, illness and treatment are the last thing on their minds. They truly enjoy seeing one another and just hanging out being giggly little 5-year olds.  

Emily and Mireya are true warriors!  Emily was diagnosed in December of 2010 with Neuroblastoma, one of the most aggressive childhood cancers.  Mireya was diagnosed in the Spring of 2011 with Severe Aplastic Anemia, a syndrome of bone marrow failure affecting the creation of new blood cells.  Week in and week out they endure and undergo so much to maintain treatment plans to live and beat their respective diagnosis. 

So often we wish there was something we could do?  We all have the opportunity to do exactly that.  Emily has had so many help her, love her and support her and she wants to give back!  Emily and her family are hosting a Band-Aid drive for the Children's Hospital of Richmond's Pediatric Hemotology/Oncology Department (where Emily and Reya's receive care) and Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Michigan.  Emily's Oncologist is located at Helen DeVos. 

#TeamBolton is asking everyone to buy a box of Band-Aids (or more) and either send them to the Hubbels or drop them off with me and I'll deliver them all to the Hubbel Family.  If you would like to participate, you can mail your Band-Aid donations to:

Hubbel Family
PO Box 5383
Midlothian, VA 23112

If you want to help with Emily's 1st Annual Band-Aid Drive, but you don't live close by and shipping is a concern, SmileMakers was very happy to offer a code, not only for free shipping, but also for 10% of all bandage purchases for this drive.  The code to use at checkout is 'MissEmily'.  This offer will be valid through 12/3/2012. 

http://www.smilemakers.com/Shop (search put Latex Free Bandages)

If you are ordering from SmileMakers or any other company that will not deliver to a PO Box please use the following address:

3530 POST OFFICE RD #5383
MIDLOTHIAN, VA 23112-9998

The Hubbels would like to have all the donations in by December 3, 2012 so they may present them to the hospitals when they make their next trips. Here is the info needed for the Band-Aids:  
  • any brand is fine
  • latex free (since some people are allergic)
  • regular sizes needed to cover when children have shots or ports accessed

 If you are interested in reading more about Emily's journey, please visit www.emilyhubbel.com or www.facebook.com/emilysjourney.  Thank you so much for helping to make this happen and please share with others.  

1 comment:

  1. Shared now bring those band aids on! This is so wonderful!