Last week I took some pictures of this beautiful young lady. I met Emily for the first time last Fall at a local fundraiser held by her family here in Smiths Grove, KY. And if you do not know her or her story, you should consider joining her FB group: Emily’s Journey

Emily is twenty three years young, and over a year ago she was diagnosed with Glioblastoma (GBM) – a most aggressive cancer that begins in the brain. Since her diagnosis, she underwent brain surgery and chemotherapy and had several hospital and specialists appointments as anyone can imagine. And her tumor is stable! Within the next two weeks she will begin wearing the Optune device for 18 hours a day.

Emily is also a Titans fan. (She probably could teach me some things about football and I might actually would start watching the Super Bowl rather than eating myself through the buffet….haha.) She is also really close to her parents and sisters and has a large family, that she can hardly keep up with 🙂

And she smiles a lot. She chooses to be positive. She chooses to support others in their journey with GBM and celebrates their successes and sorrows their losses. She said that “tomorrow is promised to no one and to make the best out of every day…”

And doesn’t she just look beautiful?  Sister and friend did her hair and make-up and I think she had fun being “a model” for a bit.

Keep on smiling, Emily. And here is your sneak peek!

If you wish to support Emily and others on their fight with GBM, consider making a donation to either of these organisations.


Thank you!