Like her nickname-sake, Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch), Emily is a combination of playfulness, love, and mischievousness. As the youngest of five, Emily is no stranger to competing for attention but she seldom has to strive hard to get it. It has often been joked that one babysitter is needed for Emily’s four elder siblings and one just for Emily alone! Wherever she is, whoever she’s with, Emily is ready to play and laugh and explore the world!
Inherited from her mother, and shared with her sister, Emily has a passion for shoes! The prettier, the sparklier, the fancier…the better! At her Aunt Gaby’s wedding in November 2011, Emily stole the show during the toasts by donning her mother’s four inch heels and strutting around the stage. To match her shoes, Emily is rarely without bows in her hair and beads around her neck. Tutus are a favorite as well!
Behind Emily’s charm lies a strength and fight that runs deep in both sides of her family. She’s stubborn about what she wants and mischievous in how she gets it. If she falls down, she gets right back up. And very little scares the pint-sized gal. She’s smart too. Teaching big sister how to escape from their room at night and knowing exactly which pacifiers are her favorites on the shelf at Target.
Emily is part of a large family, made even larger by God’s love. Her older brothers dote on her and her big sister loves to finally have a girl to play and share shoes with! She has more aunts and uncles than a little girl could know what to do with and grandparents that live for her every smile. Through church and school and the power of the Lord, Emily has been surrounded by love and prayer since before she was born and it is that which will carry her through the months and years ahead. It will be a long journey, but A.L.L. has an 80 to 90% cure rate – something we believe can be made 100% by prayer!
Listen here for Emily’s story in her parent’s own words (prepared by The Wolf 101.9 for the Children’s Miracle Network Care-a-thon).