Sounds like any little girl, right? Well, for the past year, Emily Hubbel has been battling Neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. She has been fighting for her life, and has endured several rounds of chemo-therapy, stem-cell transplants, and even 2 rounds of a more aggressive therapy called MIBG Therapy. While Emily has been very brave and maintained a positive attitude throughout her battle, treatment options are dwindling for little Emily, and her family is being forced to look into other options for their daughter's care, such as St. Jude's.
Recently, the folks at Mattel have been toying with the idea of creating a Cancer-Awareness Barbie Doll. They would name her Hope. This is an idea that over 130,000 people support on Facebook, and one that little Emily would love to see come to fruition. There are so many little girls like Emily, who are suffering from childhood cancer. What better way to show them they're still beautiful, despite the effects of chemo, than to offer a Barbie that looks like them? This is an idea that I wholeheartedly support.
As a matter of fact, this idea is getting a lot of buzz, and Emily and her family were featured on a local news channel last night! Take a look!
Also, be sure to help spread the word about little Emily Hubbel. You can learn more about her fight at her website. Her family can use all of the love and support that they can get as they battle NB, and they want Emily's story to be shared!