Meet Emily: we love to craft together!
Emily has a passion for life, but when just 2 years old she suffered a medical emergency resulting in the loss of all her intestines. She receives all her nutrition and hydration needs intravenously through a central line, but the human body isn’t designed to “eat” this way long term; she now has significant complications such as irreversible liver damage and osteoporosis. A few years ago, Emily was very unwell:
It was thought she wouldn’t live past her 9th birthday, but medical intervention from the hospital teams has seen her reach her 11th birthday in 2020 – she was very excited about that, even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic!!
Emily’s one hope is to receive a multi organ transplant which is available only in Melbourne, and would mean relocating there from Sydney for 1 to 2 years. When the time does come, Emily’s wish is for her family to be with her, but to do this both her parents would need to become full-time carers to support her, and her siblings, during this period living interstate. And so A Wish for Emily was born!
The goal is to raise funds to enable Emily’s family to relocate to Melbourne and support her during this traumatic time. EiderCraft has an Etsy shop and all proceeds from the sales through Etsy, or purchased from me in person, go to A Wish for Emily. So far, around $9,940 (end of August 2021) has been donated by EiderCraft – that’s a lot of cards!!
Thanks so much for reading and taking an interest in Emily!! Megan xo