Then Emma woke up one morning with her jaw’s right side swollen as big as a softball. Her parents, Sarah and Sean, drove her an hour from their home in Maypearl, Texas, to the Children’s Emergency Department.
Emma remained hospitalized while her doctors ran numerous tests during the next 21 days. The last test came back positive for leukemia.
“We were really in shock,” said Sarah, four months pregnant at the time with the couple’s second child. “You think, ‘This will never happen to my kid.’ Of course, you don’t want to see any child with cancer, but when it’s your own kid, it’s very shocking.”
Watch the video below to learn how Emma overcame her condition with the help of the team at Children’s.