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"TO-SEE" List

$13,205raised of $15,000 goal
88%

Organizer: Team Sweet Emily Beneficiary: Emily Morrison

Team Sweet Emily is raising funds to help Emily conquer more of her TO-SEE list! Due to the progression of the tumor- time is of the essence.

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**SPOILER ALERT- to see Emily's updated TO-SEE list scroll down!!!**

New York City girl. Yoga enthusiast. Philantropist. 26. Virginia Tech Hokie. Outgoing. Spin nut. Fashionista. Cancer survivor. Jewelry queen. Slight accent. Southern charm. Northern pace. Positive. Foodie. Young Adult Cancer Advocate. sweet emily.

Emily Morrison, a 2009 Virginia Tech graduate, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in April 2011. Since then, Emily has undergone Chemo, radiation and countless surgeries.

The good news?
Emily's brain tumor is not growing at the moment.

The bad news?
As of recently, Emily's optic nerve tumor has been interfering with her vision- leaving her completely blind in her right eye. Within the last few weeks, Emily's vision in her left eye is diminishing- if this continues, she will most likely be completely blind very soon. The doctors have said that they do not think her vision will return.

Emily is undergoing chemo now, in hopes to stop growth of the optic tumor.

What WE can do:

Ever since Emily has been diagnosed, she has only asked that people donate to Brain Tumor research- stating that "Research is my key. Research can save my life. I fundraise for the National Brain Tumor Society because remission is not the end or the beginning - it is the middle. Until there is a cure, I will fight every day."


She has never once asked for financial contributions personally despite continuing to live on her own and work in Manhattan for over a year and having countless hospital stays and surgeries.

Emily has created a "To See" list. She says this is not a bucket list but rather a spontaneous list of things she needs to see before she loses her vision. Some of the things are her list are big, some of them are small. Let's help Emily out financially so she can accomplish all of the things that are on her list- afterall, she would never ask herself.

EMILY'S UPDATED LIST (1.9.14)

Greece (and Italy and Turkey) 

Australia / The Great Barrier Reef

Ride an elephant 

Skydive

Swim in a waterfall

Swim with sharks - swam in a tank next

to sharks in a tnk*

Celine Dion in concert

Learn how to drive stick - pending/claimed

Hold a Koala

White Water rafting (zikind of- a mqn mde

river rqpids)

Floral Nails

Penguins... to be expanded on

Swim with manatees in Florida

See a whale up close

Go snow tubing

Ride the slide at Atlantis

Hang gliding

See the northern lights

Statue of Liberty - up close

New Orleans

Bungee Jump

TOTS Flag Picture

Another Virginia Tech football game

Sunrise from my roof in NYC

Tell my story in a Columbia/NYP Commercial "Amazing Things are Happening Here"

Ride in a hot air balloon - purchased, to be scheduled

Publish something I wrote

Be interviewed by Oprah

See a Cirque De Soleil Show

Have Under Water photos taken

Ride in a helicopter

Dog sledding in Alaska

Learn to surf in Hawaii

Go to Colorado 

Cirque du Soleil

Baltimore Inner harbor, smash crabs

Wicked On Broadway (or another show) - Mamma Mia

Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water

Sleep in Cinderella's Castle in Disney 

Attend a show at Fashion Week

(Re)connect with Hoda Kotb

The monarach butterfly migration

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Updates

Updates

10/03/2013
by Team Sweet Emily
Wow! $10,000! Thank you to everyone that has donated. Keep checking Emily's medical journal for updates on her health. We hope that she can get back to her "To See" list very shortly! Can we go for $15,000??

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/emilycmorrison
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08/27/2013
by Team Sweet Emily
Here is Emily's recently updated list with some new additions! It can also be found on Emily's blog: http://www.emilyinthecity.com/#!tosee/c20x9
Emily is heading to Las Vegas this weekend to check off Celine Dion in concert! Click the "contact fundraiser" button if you would like to send her any Vegas tips before her trip!

Greece (and Italy and Turkey) 
Australia / The Great Barrier Reef

Ride an elephant 

Skydive

Swim in a waterfall

Swim with sharks

Celine Dion in concert

Learn how to drive stick

Hold a Koala

White Water rafting

Floral Nails

Penguins... to be expanted on

Swim with manatees in Florida

See a whale up close

Go snow tubing

Ride the slide at Atlantis

Hang gliding

See the northern lights

Statue of Liberty - up close

New Orleans

Bungee Jump

TOTS Flag Picture

Another Virginia Tech football game

Sunrise from my roof in NYC

Tell my story in a Columbia/NYP Commercial "Amazing Things are Happening Here"

Ride in a hot air balloon

Publish something I wrote

Be interviewed by Oprah

See a Cirque De Soleil Show

Have Under Water photos taken

Ride in a helicopter

Dog sledding in Alaska

Learn to surf in Hawaii

Go to Colorado 

Cirque du Soleil

Baltimore Inner harbor, smash crabs

Wicked On Broadway (or another show)

Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water


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08/27/2013
by Team Sweet Emily

WOW- where to begin. Team Sweet Emily reached its goal within less than 24 hours!

Clearly that means we need to raise the stakes- making it possible for Emily TO SEE even more things on her list!

We have received a ton of questions on how to help get the word out or ways to help cross off individual list items- if you do have any inquiries PLEASE feel free to reach out- there is a “CONTACT THE ORGANIZER” button at the bottom of the fundraising page.

Emily and her family are overwhelmed (in a good way of course) by all the responses so let’s impress them even more :)

SHARE on all social medias- we have seen a huge presence on Facebook and Twitter so let’s get it out there!

Thank you to EVERYONE who has contributed- we are blown away by the success so far!


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08/08/2013
by Team Sweet Emily
Want to stalk ALL THINGS EMILY?? we thought you may :) so check out the below links:

"Emily in the City"
-her website where you can stay updated on the "TO-SEE List"

http://www.emilyinthecity.com/

Caring Bridge- Emily Morrison
-keep updated on Emily with her latest journal entries, visit the photo gallery, and write her a note!

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/emilycmorrison

National Brain Tumor Society
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so you can see how she and Team Sweet Emily dominated it

2011:   1st Place for Team Fundraising

2012:   1st Place for Team Fundraising
            1st Place for Individual Fundraising

http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/site/TR/Events/BTW-NY?pg=team&fr_id=2092&team_id=59032

Angelos Winter Article
-shamless KD plug- but we're all just so proud!

http://www.onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?i=93739&p=58
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08/08/2013
by Team Sweet Emily

TO-SEE List
Written by Miss Emily Morrison

What is the difference between a bucket list and my "TO SEE" list? This list is specific to things I want to see. It may morph into a bucket list. It may expand as I lose vision and figure out new ways to experience the world around me. It is not complete. It is my vision.

Team Sweet Emily is working hard to make this list happen (and I am just SO grateful). Time is essential because of the progression of the tumor. Some of these I know are far fetched and will most likely not happen. But, it's a working list and as I talk and think more I'm adding to it.

Items in bold have been completed...

TO-SEE

Greece (and Italy and Turkey)

Australia / The Great Barrier Reef

Ride an elephant in Thailand

Skydive

Swim in a waterfall

Swim with great white sharks

Celine Dion in concert

Learn how to drive stick

Hold a Koala

White Water rafting

Floral Nails

Penguins... to be expanted on

Swim with manatees in Florida

See a whale up close

Go snow tubing

Ride the slide at Atlantis

See the northern lights

Statue of Liberty - up close

New Orleans

Another Virginia Tech football game

Sunrise from my roof in NYC

Tell my story in a Columbia/NYP Commercial "Amazing Things are Happening Here"


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