It’s time to post Emily’s annual school variety show video. This blog is pretty much not updated anymore, but I do think it’s incredibly worth it to share her performances. Remember, Emily was born with a complete bilateral cleft lip and palate. She couldn’t talk until her palate was repaired at a year old. She had trouble hearing before then too because there was so much fluid in her ears (she had tubes placed during her palate surgery – her ears drained for weeks). Now she’ll be ten (next month) and she’s not only beautiful, but an amazing performer.
Emily’s been asking me to update her blog a bit more – possibly because I’m still updating Ana’s blog (Emily’s sister Ana was diagnosed with a rare malignant liver tumor in August 2012 and had a liver transplant last February.) Her cancer has recurred and she’s now undergoing treatment with a specific type of NSAID to try to shrink the tumors. So, I may try to post a few more updates with tons of photos. I’m not even sure if anyone visits this blog anymore. I’d love to hear from you if you do – send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.