This is Emily's 6th year as a patient partner for the Boston Children's Hospital Miles for Miracles team. Her Crohn's Disease is a journey we wish we weren't on, but we are very grateful that we live so close to the #1 pediatric hospital in the country! People travel from all over the world to bring their sick children to this amazing place; the doctors here are top-notch, pioneering research and advancements in so many areas. In addition, everyone from the infusion center staff where she receives her treatments to the inpatient nurses and child life specialists does such an amazing job helping children have as much fun as they can while trying to get them healthy.
We are so happy that Emily is a Boston Children's Hospital success story! When she was diagnosed, she was really struggling; she missed nearly 50 days of school between 4th and 5th grade and was hospitalized 3 times, including over Christmas. She missed field trips, soccer games, her 1st middle school band concert and many more fun activities. Luckily, we finally found a med that works for her and she has been doing amazing for the past 4 years; she's in school and on the soccer field where she belongs! We owe this to Boston Children's Hospital and we want to continue to raise money to help give all sick kids the same opportunity for a healthy life that Emily has been given. We'd love your support!