Why I'm Running
I am taking on the 24 in 24 again this year for all of Jacoby’s ASW Warrior Friends. PRAY. FIGHT. LIVE. Romans 12:12
About Team Emma

Meet our miracle girl, Emma! Emma was diagnosed with a rare and severe CHD, pulmonary atresia, intact ventricular septum (PA-IVS), hypoplastic right heart around 20 weeks gestation. Given low survival rates and facing one complication after another, she has kept her amazing medical team on their toes from day one & continues to do so today. After going into cardiac arrest on day 3 of life, Emma was placed on ECMO (full life-support) & then an LVAD for 3 months, with her only chance for survival being a heart transplant. She was sedated, intubated, and having the workload of her heart done by a device outside of her body with the help of several IV medications as we hoped & prayed for a life-saving heart. On February 13th, 2017, she received her miracle heart and has survived and fought through a rollercoaster of complications, including kidney failure, requiring dialysis, chronic lung disease with tracheostomy and ventilator dependence, wound infections, hernia, acute liver failure, and septic shock. She spent her first 323 days in-patient at the Cleveland Clinic, coming home with a tracheostomy, ventilator, oxygen, and a g-tube.

Today, Emma is 4.5 and thriving!! Her trach was removed, and airway reconstructed at the end of 2019 and for the first time, at 3 years old we heard her voice! She is now a little chatter box with an incredible imagination and so much to say. She has the most incredible joy for life and loves music, dancing, Disney princesses and being outdoors! She has been doing in-home learning, along with multiple weekly virtual therapies to help her catch up & is making incredible gains. We are hoping for her to be able to safely attend pre-K in person in the fall! She is our miracle & such an incredible fighter.

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Trudy and Larry
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Calvin Kaminski
17 hours ago
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Trisha Fantucci
2 days ago

Good Luck Team Emma!!!

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Steve and Nicki Arnold
2 days ago
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Terry Family
2 days ago

Best Wishes for success in fundraiser!

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Amy
3 days ago
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Kevin Keenan and Family
3 days ago
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Candis
5 days ago

You are so strong, Jill! Good luck! I know you will rock this.

Mark
8 days ago

You’ve got this!

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Krystal & Dave
9 days ago
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Anna Poole
10 days ago

You’ve got this! So proud of you!

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Kim Pagano
10 days ago

I probably won’t be up all night but will definitely be cheering you on for most of your miles :). Amazing Jill!

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Ricardo J Rodriguez
11 days ago
$120.00
Leanne Benson
11 days ago

Go Team Emma!

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Margaret Barnett
13 days ago

Go Jill. Yay Team Emma!!

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Kate & Steve Saur
13 days ago

Go Jill Go!!!!!!

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Myosky’s
13 days ago
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Dennis "Eugenius" Arnold
15 days ago

D-NAS-T-1 in the house!

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Kipton, Joey, Jenna, Jacoby Arnold
15 days ago

Go Mom!!! We love you!!!

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