Saturday, September 10, 2011

A message from Joely Smith - Help to raise money for Emma

Hello :)

I am raising money for... my daughter, Emma. She was born with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia. She also has Type 1 also called Juvenile Diabetes. Emma has on going physical therapy needs, specialized equipment, diabetic specialists, neurologist, endocrinologist for her diabetes, has had to undergo colonoscopy and endoscopy for stomach issues related to her spasticity, requires daily insulin, insulin pump equipment, multiple medications and more. Currently we are preparing for her SDR surgery which is in another state. We will need funds for her co-pay as well as funds to stay in the same city and care for her needs afterwards.

The money collected will go towards...
1. Surgery Known as SDR Selective Dorsal Rhyzotomy which will release the tension caused by the spasticity so that Emma can be more functional, walk with more ease and have far less pain This surgery will improve her quality of life as she gets older as well.

2. A place for family to stay while Emma is in the hospital.

3. Travel expenses.

4. Care for our pets while away from home.

5. Insulin, Insulin Pump Supplies, on going physical therapy which will not be covered by insurance, insurance co-pays, chiropractic care, diabetic specialists, and all other necessary medical expenses which are on-going.

6. Specialized equipment from braces, shoe inserts, treadmill, stationary bike, stretching equipment, etc.

7. Family YMCA membership so Emma can use their pool for non invasive conditioning and strength development. A family membership allows my husband and myself to be able to go with her and assist her.

We realize there are many in need in the world and I waited a very long time to ask for assistance however with the economy, my daughter's on going expenses and needs, it is difficult to be able to make the income necessary to give her a viable life. I am in fear she will have failure to thrive if we do not get her the help she needs. I commend you for looking over the listings here and making donations where and when you can regardless of if for my family and my daughter or someone else's family. Thank you for your consideration.

With love,
Joely and Emma
Anyone helping Emma from this blog,
I will send you my Hawaiian Tarot/Guiding Cards
for FREE!!!


Update from Joely's blog: 

Its been awhile. I want to let my readers know I am still out here. A lot of things have happened since my last post and many positive changes. Due to this I also have been limited in the amount of time I have to blog. My daughter had spinal surgery for her cerebral palsy and so far we have had wonderful results. The surgery has reduced her pain significantly improving her quality of life. She has a long way to go with daily physical therapy for at least six months and continued physical therapy thereafter but it is worth it.

I am looking forward to blogging more in the coming weeks although I need to maintain my focus on the kids.

I want to thank all of you who have been so supportive toward us during this time.

I know often times many of us wonder if there is any good left in the world but I can tell you from my own experience there are still so many wonderful people out there willing to lend a hand, send their prayers, and listen when you are down. All you have to do is reach out.

Thank you to all my loyal friends, clients, and blog followers!

Love to each and every one of you and all those I hope to meet in the future!

Joely (Azzrian)

Please watch video from
Children's Miracle Network sucess story

Emma is continue doing
MUCH MUCH better now!