In May 2018, Emma developed headaches and nausea. Her parents, Kevin and Evie, assumed it was from a virus.
They took her to the pediatrician’s and even had her eyes checked, but no one could pinpoint the cause of her headaches.
After surgery to remove the tumor, Emma was referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Families, like Emma's, will never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything.
Once they arrived, Emma and her family knew they were in the right place.
Some of the best doctors in the world are here, and what they focus on every day is curing kids.
Now finished with treatment, Emma visits St. Jude for regular scans.
She’s excited to get back to all the things she loves, like riding four-wheelers and playing outside with her brother.
Emma’s treatment included proton therapy and chemotherapy.
Before her diagnosis, Emma kept busy with softball, gymnastics and cheerleading. Just days before her family learned she had brain cancer, Emma played in a softball tournament.
“You know you’re in the best place, and you know your child is getting the best care.