This is Emily.
Emily is engaged to C. What? Three year olds can be engaged. It happens when their mothers grew up together and then have babies a week apart. We arranged their marriage the day C was born. And don’t tell me one of them could be gay. They’re still getting married.
The other thing about Emily is that she’s been fighting brain cancer for the past 15 months. Right now she’s on a break from treatment and her tumor is showing no regrowth. This is excellent news. This means she doesn’t have to spend Fridays getting chemo at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City and can instead spend the time asking millions of questions so that her mother starts counting down the days until pre-school starts back up in the fall. You know. Because she’s three.
Emily and her friend Mikey are honored kids for a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser next month. Their oncologist has agreed to shave his head in solidarity with the kids he treats and to raise money for St. Baldrick’s, a non-profit foundation that gives grants for pediatric cancer research. Moreover, this brave doctor has agreed to let both Emily and Mikey take a swipe during the shaving process. Awe. Some.
Team Mikey suffered a setback in their fundraising efforts recently. A family friend put out a jug to collect contributions and – I swear I am not making this shit up – some bitch STOLE THE JUG. STOLE. IT. A jug with a picture of a kid with cancer on it and a sign explaining that the money went to help cure pediatric cancer. AND SHE STOLE IT.
This, dear readers, is UNACCEPTABLE. I cannot sit by and let Mikey and Emily’s fundraiser get shortchanged because of some bitch. So, I’m asking you all to support Team Emily and kick in whatever you can to help end pediatric cancer. I’ll be making a donation myself to kick things off. Let’s refill that jug, so to speak, ok? Mikey and Emily and the soon-to-be-bald Dr. Kevin thank you for your help!
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St. Baldrick’s is volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.
Your gift will give hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers. So when we ask for your support, we’re really asking you to support these kids. Thank you!