Emma Noel is a 5 year old little girl who was diagnosed with Precursor B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on May 23rd 2016 at just 3 years old. She has been fighting for her life for 26 months and has suffered several serious complications from the treatment that is saving her life. She has had many hospital stays and specialist visits and will continue to need specialized care for the duration of her life. This is the reality that all parents deal with when faced with childhood cancer.
Emma and her family are the inspiration for this foundation and it's much needed work!
Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death among children ages 1 – 19 (MedlinePlus). It goes largely unnoticed by the Public Health System and our Government at the Local, State and Federal Levels. It accounts for 1790 deaths per year and it is estimated that 15, 700 children were diagnosed in 2017 alone. Due to lack of funding and focus, there have been no treatment updates for over 30 years. Childhood cancer receives just 3.9 % of all cancer funding nationwide. If we could change this, we could greatly reduce both the mortality rates as well as the incidence of disease among these children.
Please consider joining our cause and help to support these families in desperate need of help and resources!