SAN ANTONIO – In the U.S., somebody is identified with blood cancer roughly each three minutes.
It’s why San Antonio lit up the night final Saturday and raised over $1.2 million for analysis and to assist individuals battling these cancers.
“Peppa Pig figurines,” Emerie Servantes stated once we requested what she needed for her fifth birthday in December.
“They’re going to have a petting zoo,” Emerie’s grandma Linda Servantes stated. “They’re going to have a chocolate thing for the strawberries, right? Marshmallows.”
The celebration can also be to have fun her remission. Emerie is cancer-free after battling leukemia for 2 years now.
“You still have to go for another two years for more stuff and checkups and stuff. But that would be great if she just stays healthy ‘til December 17th so we can make it,” Linda stated.
Linda didn’t plan the celebration, Emerie’s dad did that.
“Her daddy is Johnny Ray Servantes, and her mom is Jessica Brill,” Linda stated.
Neither might be there to have fun their child woman.
“She lost her mom on March 27, 2022. A drunk driver killed her on the South Side. And so she just had Daddy left, right. And then now Daddy got cancer,” she stated.
Johnny died September twenty ninth, simply 21 days after his prognosis. His coronary heart gave out earlier than his therapies may begin.
“It hurts so bad. I expect him to come through the door and pick her up to take her and he’s not coming,” Linda stated.
Emerie remains to be too younger to know totally.
“Where’s Mommy and daddy?” Linda requested Emerie.
“With Jesus,” Emerie responded.
“With Jesus. They’re in Heaven, right? They’re together,” Linda stated.
Linda retains the images of Emerie’s mother and pop prepared, together with tales about how a lot they liked her.
“Superman,” Emerie stated pointing at an image of her and her dad.
“That’s her dad’s favorite, Superman,” Linda defined.
She’s grateful Johnny taught her how you can take care of her granddaughter’s most cancers earlier than he handed.
“I’m really thankful that my son kind of gave me everything I needed before he left,” Linda stated.
There are a number of nonprofits serving to Linda as she takes care of Emerie. Gabriella’s Smile Foundation is one in all them right here in San Antonio.
Before her dad died, Johnny needed to take Emerie to Disney World, now One Campaign At A Time is attempting to make that occur with a fundraiser of their own.
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