Emily was born on July 18th, 1995 in Anaheim, CA. Emily
was immediately the pride and joy of her parents. From
a very early age she showed signs of her artistic side;
dance, music and art. Unfortunately she also showed
early signs of CF. Despite these signs she was not diagnosed
with CF until the age of 2 1/2.
Once diagnosed, she was placed on numerous medications
and treatment plans to try and slow the progression
of CF and get as healthy as possible.
Each month Emily takes over 1100 pills, does 180 breathing
or puffer treatments, has 15 hours of vest treatments
and spends 120 hours on a feeding tube. Each month!
While the treatments and doctors visits take many, many
hours, this has not slowed Emily down.
Emily has an amazing passion for dance. For several
years, she has been dancing competitively all over the
Western United States as well as Florida in jazz, tap
and lyrical dance competitions. She competes in both
solo and group dances. Emily has also managed to maintain
an A average every year she has been in school.