Emma's Story

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

No Evidence of Disease


Emma was diagnosed with a rare form of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on October 27, 2014 at the age of 6. She had one enlarged tonsil and a lymph node that had failed to return to normal size for over five months. A week after being diagnosed, Emma went to Seattle Children’s Hospital to begin three 21-day cycles of chemotherapy. She had a hard time being away from her friends and family, including her big brother and sister. Her biggest heartbreak was losing her hair. Her beautiful red hair fell out on Thanksgiving Day. For the most part, Emma handled the whole situation with a smile on her face and a fantastic attitude. While in Seattle, she was able to attend hospital school. She also had a good time visiting the zoo, the aquarium, and the Space Needle. Emma made several friends while she and her mom were living in the Ronald McDonald House. Emma will continue to make trips to Seattle for scans and follow ups, but her family is so thankful for her excellent prognosis. Emma’s post treatment scans continue to show no evidence of disease! 

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