#goEmma - Help SAVE our daughters life #fightcancer

For: Emma Askernas
Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Organizer: Micke Askernäs
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The Story

Update: You can also donate throughSwish in Sweden: 0767-608 360

When Emma turned three, she received three birthday gifts:

a new bed
– a tricycle
– an inoperable brain cancer the size of two normal eggs

Emma’s tumour is called Diffuse Midline Glioma. It is a new entry in the WHO database of brain cancers in the dreaded section of brain cancers known as DIPG.

DIPG is one of the deadliest brain cancers out there. It is very aggressive, grows fast, and adapts to most attempts to get rid of it.

Emma has been fighting this for a year, and have already beaten the odds by being one of the 30% that makes it past the first year. However there is some light at the end of the tunnel. There is ONE private clinic in the world that focuses on DIPG, that has managed to cure this incurable cancer version.

This hospital lies in Monterrey, Mexico, and in order to save Emma’s life, this is where we need to go. Now

If we don’t go, Emma will most likely never see her fifth birthday. That, is a future I cannot fathom living in.

These treatments are very expensive and takes time. We estimate the need to be in Monterrey for somewhere around 8 months, The price for flights is so high that we need to stay in Monterrey, since Emma will need to be near the clinic that treats her.

The estimation is at least 12 treatments over the course of these months, and more to come afterwards, but the cost for ONE treatment is about $15.000-$17.000 US Dollar, (or for you Swedes, somewhere around 130.000 SEK). Add costs for several days in the Intensive Care Unit, cost of living, air fare, the fact that we need to go to Mexico on a tourist VISA and are unable to work during this time, the costs are staggering, to say the least.

We estimate a need of $250.000 in order to give Emma the care she needs. Simply put, we don’t have that kind of money.

Please help us, by sending us a donation to be able to save the life of a wonderful, happy girl who really, truly is a ray of light. A girl who is so unbelievably strong in all this. A girl who has not yet had the chance to live her life.

If you cannot help us financially, you CAN help us by sharing the story. The more this spreads, the more we can raise for our daughter. Share. Like. Comment. Post.

As a parent, your entire world collapses when your child receives a diagnose like this. Initially, it was thought that the unusually large tumor had grown with her for a very long time, and was therefor very slow growing.

Unfortunately, the doctors were wrong.

Emma’s tumor is highly aggressive, highly adaptive, and with normal cancer treatments, her chance of survival is virtually non existent. This cancer is a Killer.

Emma has had extensive chemotherapy, radiotherapy and brain surgery. It has resulted in her hair on the sides of her head is gone, burn marks and scars on the skin, and a girl that is tired, have problems with her balance, and no energy for anything, not even the things she used to love.

Emma is the strongest one of us all. She has taken all this medicine and all these treatments and rarely ever complained. Even when she was waken up in the middle of the night every 15 minutes to check her vital signs after surgery, she still mumbled “Thank you, Doctor” before she turned around and went back to sleep.

Our only hope to give Emma a fighting chance, is to take her to a specialist clinic in Monterrey, Mexico, where they are doing an advanced treatment for just her type of cancer, and are actually giving hope to parents like me, like my fiancée.. and for Emma.

Emma is now turning four years old on June 13th. That’s one year with her cancer.

If we don’t go, she may never see her fifth birthday.

We want our daughter back. The always smiling, always happy, always filled with laughter.

Please help us. You’re our only hope.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 31, 2017

Posted on May 31, 2017

Looks like we're going to Mexico!
(Actually, we already were from before we started this fund raiser, the difference is now we can go without worrying how to pay for the treatment for the next 10-12 months.)

We are *extremely* grateful.

However, I have upped the limit of the fund raiser and kept it open.

-There are still many people who like to contribute and there are always unforseen circumstances.

Since Emma is on chemotherapy (and will be for a while), her immune system is not always working on peak efficency, and as such, she is prone to get quite ill much easier than the average child. If Emma gets ill while we are in Mexico, we need to pay for that care as well in addition to the treatments.

$5000 USD buys us 24 hours in an intensive care unit.

Only yesterday I read about a family with a girl who had to abort their cancer treatment in Monterrey due to their daughter getting pneumonia and spent 30 days in the ICU.

They lost $150,000 USD out of their funds just due to a pneumonia.
We don't want to repeat the same thing.

We are going. YOU guys made this happen. I have lost count on how many thousands of people have joined together for getting Emma there and if anything, it shows that mankind is not as bad as the newspapers let us to believe.

We love you all.

Posted on May 28, 2017

Posted on May 28, 2017

We are totally overwhelmed with the compassion and love little Emma has received the past 36 hours.

Thank you.
Almost there...

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