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Fallon's journey to kicking brian cancer's **** - Fierce Fallon
Nine-year-old Fallon Emery was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. Her prognosis is grim, but her family is doing everything they can to help her through her fight. They hope to raise $20,000 to help cover the cost of Fallon’s medical care, travel, and their day-to-day living expenses.

Fallon Emery will be 10-years-old on December 28th. She loves sports; especially softball and football, as well as spending time with her two-year-old sister Mae. Fallon has had a relatively healthy childhood but, in October 2013, she began having what her mom, Melanie, describes as “strange seizures.” She would become unresponsive for about 30 seconds at a time. “For months prior to the seizures her behavior was off,” said Melanie, “but we related it to her being a preteen and thought those changes were normal.” Fallon’s seizures became more frequent, and worse.

One night, she took her little sister from her crib, brought her to her mom, and said it’s time to get ready for school. Only it was at 12:30a.m. The next morning, Fallon had no recollection of this event. Fearing that the seizures would cause one of her daughters to get hurt, Melanie took Fallon to the emergency room after school that day. “That was the day that changed our lives forever,” Melanie said. During their visit, the doctors performed a CT scan. It showed a mass on the right front of Fallon’s brain which the doctors believed to be a tumor. Fallon and her family were instructed to go directly to the ER at MUSC Children’s Hospital where doctors would be waiting for them. There Fallon had an MRI which confirmed what the CT scan had shown.

The next morning, December 5, 2013, Fallon had surgery to remove the tumor. Unfortunately, the results were not in the Emery’s favor. It was a Glioblastoma multiforme type tumor which is the most aggressive type of glioma tumor. To make matters worse, the doctors were not able to remove the entire tumor. Fallon stayed in the hospital for six days, and was able to return home for a few days. When she returned to the hospital on December 12th, the doctors had more unfortunate news. “I received the worst news from a doctor that a mother could ever hear,” said Melanie, “My daughter has not only one, but two tumors.”

The prognosis for the type of cancer Fallon has is not great. With or without chemotherapy and radiation, the doctors think her days may be numbered. Fallon, and her family, are determined to defeat this. “We are exploring every avenue and will never give up this fight,” says Melanie. The Emery family is consulting with a whole host of hospitals including St. Jude, Duke, MUSC, and other hospitals to find the best treatment plan for her.

Fallon has received an outpouring of love and support from her classmates, friends, family, and neighbors. Her Facebook page has received almost 4,000 'likes' in just two weeks. The page is appropriately titled “Fierce Fallon” because she is a fighter, and she needs all of our help for this one. The Emery family is asking for help with her medical bills, travel expenses related to her care, and their day-to-day living expenses. Reaching their goal of $20,000 will help Fallon’s family provide her with the best care possible. Join the movement, share the message, and help Fierce Fallon as she fights brain cancer.

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Kandi Ranson 230 points
Fallon Emery has a Fierce Strive To Succeed and Win, no matter what! She has the strength of 100 of the strongest men inside of her soul! As long as I've known her she's been a happy go lucky girl with a keen sense of humor. She's always joking, laughing and smiling.

No matter what life throws at her she faces it head on with a Fierce Force! There is no doubt that Fallon is determined to Kick Cancer's ****! After all the life changing events, surgeries, procedures, Chemo Therapies, visits to the specialists an hour and half from her home on a weekly basis and everything she has lived with; one would ask themselves "How does she smile, make jokes, laugh and keep up her spirits like she does?" I say you just have to know Fierce Fallon! From jump street she committed to No Flag No Fail! To Fallon Failure is not an option. She is truly a kind spirited person, full of life that she intends to share with as many people as she can. And I can tell you that no matter what Fallon sees herself growing up and living a normal life. (I do too!)

Her 3 year sister, Mae, has been there, by Fallon's side through it all. Recently Mae made mention of something her and Fallon want to do, but will have to  " Wail till next year when Fallon doesn't have cancer any more." That may seem heart breaking, but in reality it just goes to show the support Mae has for her sister.

#‎fiercefallon‬ has been a huge inspiration throughout the community. When you start feeling like you have reached the end of your rope just take a look at what Fallon has survived in the last 2 years! You will surely start to see your rope grow!

I love this girl with all my heart. I have seen her several times since she has been diagnosed. I couldn't hug her. Her counts were too low. It broke my heart, but I always tell her I love her and wish I could hug her. She smiles and tells me she loves me and wishes she could hug me too.

This is truly one deserving girl. Please create an account and vote for her!
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Oct 19, 2015