Team Emma Jo Takes on CF: One Breath at a Time
Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
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**Tickets are no longer available online, but they are DEFINITELY still available. Tickets will be available at the door.**
Team Emma Jo Takes on CF: One Breath at a Time.
Event Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 6pm
Tickets: $22 - Adults/ $12 - Kids
Event Location: Hilton Garden Inn Maple Grove
Address: 6350 Vinewood Lane, Maple Grove, MN 55311
Fundraiser and Silent Auction
Includes Meal, Wine, Beer, Entertainment
Can't attend? Donate Here: www.gofundme.com/emmawillcox
Learn More: https://www.facebook.com/teamemmajo/
Our prayers came true and Emma received a pair of lungs on Wednesday, July 27, 2016! With this in mind, Emma and the Willcox family’s fight is not over. The need for support is all the more apparent as the long road to recovery begins. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 22.
When Emma was born 15 years ago we couldn’t believe our eyes; We were looking at the most beautiful girl we had ever seen! Unfortunately, she was born with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) which is the ugliest thing we’ve ever seen! CF is a disease that causes your lungs to develop a thick sticky mucus, causes your pancreas not to work, and often causes you to develop diabetes and a plethora of other issues. Emma has been in and out of the hospital her whole life and has fought every step of the way. Emma has had a feeding tube and a permanent port for over 10 years. She also developed CFRD (Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes) which means she became fully insulin dependent.
Emma has been in Children’s Hospital now for over 3 months and will not leave until she is able to receive a lung transplant. Emma originally had to postpone the tests to become listed for a transplant when she entered the hospital the last time, but fortunately, they were able to move her from Children’s Hospital to the University of Minnesota Hospital and have fast-tracked the process. She is now on the list for a lung transplant and is waiting ever so patiently to get the right match. Emma still has a long battle ahead and the Willcox family needs your help!
Emma’s Dad, Curtis, works with us at the Hilton Garden Inn – Maple Grove. We see ﬁrsthand the love and commitment they share and watch the struggles they go through while Emma battles CF. The question we are asked the most is – "How can I help?" This is where kind hearts near and far come in to play. The team at the hotel, friends, family, and more, want to do anything we can to help take a small piece of the ﬁnancial burden off of this family’s shoulders. We have set a date (Saturday, October 22, 2016), and are hosting what we hope will be a smashingly successful fundraising event at the Hilton Garden Inn – Maple Grove. This event will feature a silent auction, delicious food, games – and most importantly will raise money for the Willcox family.
Please join us Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the event in order to help us reach our goal of $20,000 which will ease some of the stress of medical bills and life expenses as the Willcox family patiently waits for Emma’s recovery to begin.