Emma: the fighter, the hair stylist & the performer! {Update}

My mind has been so heavily on sweet little Emma, so I thought it was due time for an Emma’s Hope update.  So many of you have contacted me to see how she’s doing since my initial post and my ‘transplant day’ post.  By the looks of it, I know she must be feeling all the love and support surrounding her.  October is almost here so I wanted to provide an update so that everyone can see what a busy September Emma and her family have had down at Texas Children’s Hospital.  I’d love to be down in Houston myself to see her and her family – but being in Dallas makes it hard.  Thankfully her mom, Cathy, has been great about capturing the biggest moments as they come.

I’ve compiled a few of Cathy’s iPhone photos and a super cute video of Emma (you must watch all the way thru at 2:05 Emma starts really having fun with it!… watch out Miley Cyrus!)  To see more details – visit her FB page.

Emma's Hope Update on a little girl with severe aplastic anemia

Emma – you are amazing, beautiful and strong. One day when I grow up… I hope to be just like you! XOXO

Cathy – I’m in awe of your strength and I’m so proud to call you my friend.  You’ve surpassed any expectations of motherhood and I hope to one day be as amazing of a mother as you are to Emma and Mason.

*********************UPDATE as of 12n 9.27.11*************************

Emma will be released from the hospital this afternoon!!!  She will now be living in their temporary apartment in Houston, close to the hospital. They are both very excited!!!  Doctors unhooked her from IVs today and she’s now able to swallow pills.  She will have to wear a mask when she leaves the apartment to go to her various doctors appointments.  Congrats Emma!!!!  I know the hospital is great and all…but there is nothing like a cozy home with your family!

  1. Leah says:

    So amazing for you to capture these moments! Something I am sure you and now them, will never be able to forget!

  2. Oh my goodness!!! How amazing and precious and inspiring… wow. I LOVE the video! What a little fire in her heart!!! Your images are such a beautiful way of sharing their story of hope.

  3. Krista Lund says:

    this is so sweet! emma, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Aimee says:

    This family is beautiful. You captured their love and support for each other. These photos and family are tugging at my heart. I will be thinking of them.

  5. wendy says:

    I’m so happy to see good things progressing with sweet Emma. And what a supportive mama to shave her head too. Keep us updated on her progress. You are a wonderful support for this family, Jenny.

  6. Jenny, I cannot even imagine how heart breaking this must have been to photograph but I’m so glad you did because this family are my heroes 🙂 Pure simple love pours from each of these images. Thank you.

  7. Callie says:

    thanks so much for sharing this amazing little girl’s story. what a gift for them. The whole family seems amazing!

  8. Christine says:

    What a brave, amazing little girl. It brings tears to my eyes. And what an awesome mom! I’d shave my head for my girl, too. 🙂

  9. Angela says:

    Oh wow. I’m so glad you can provide these images for this family in such a difficult time. I’m sure they are so blessed.

  10. hope says:

    beautiful post. thanks for bring awareness to this. she is a lovely girl…really they are a lovely family. i love your heart jenny!

  11. Oh Jenny this melts my heart. She is such a beautiful little girl and has such a beautiful soul. What an amazing Mom to shave her head too, my heart feels heavy with love! Please keep us updated.

  12. Jenna says:

    I am always inspired by your work. You do such an awesome job! So inspiring to see a family support their girl during such a difficult time. Love the shaved heads one.

  13. Cecilia M. says:

    My gosh, thank you so much for sharing Emma’s story, one of hope and survival. I hope Emma has a swift recovery, what an awesome mama & brother she has. Please let me know if they ever need anything here in Houston!

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