We are exploring every avenue and will never give up this fight.

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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  • Stephanie Russo Stepanchuk

    Fight the fight sweet Fallon!!! You can do it!!!

    -Stephanie Russo Stepanchuk January 7, 2014

  • Carlos

    We're praying for you, Fierce Fallon!

    -Carlos January 6, 2014

  • Catherine Puorro

    I hope monetary donations help...but I know that above and beyond all, our prayers mean the most. Be strong Fallon...Melanie, hold steadfast to our faith. You are in my thoughts and prayers every day...XOXO

    -Catherine Puorro January 5, 2014

  • Anonymous

    Prayers for Fallon!

    -Anonymous January 4, 2014

  • Mike Shealy

    Praying for you Fallon!

    -Mike Shealy January 4, 2014

  • Linda and David Ksieniewicz

    One day at a time:)

    -Linda and David Ksieniewicz January 3, 2014

  • Stacie

    We are your neighbors--the Elliotts. Our daughter Maggie has played with Fallon. We wondered where she had been. Just heard of what she's going through. We are praying for healing for Fallon. Thank you for sharing your journey so we can know how to help and how best to pray.

    -Stacie January 3, 2014

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    Donation received from Long Island Fiberglass Inc. Harding/Reed

    -Red Basket December 30, 2013

  • Anonymous

    God is with you always!

    -Anonymous December 29, 2013

  • JerryLynn Webb

    God Bless!!!

    -JerryLynn Webb December 29, 2013

  • Anonymous

    You are in our prayers Fallon

    -Anonymous December 27, 2013

  • Randy

    Fallon, We are praying for you and hope that you have a wonderful Christmas. Get Well and we'll see you at camp!!!

    -Randy December 24, 2013

  • Robin

    Fallon, first of all I love your name. If anyone can survive such a challenge, it would be someone named Fallon. Stay strong. There are a lot of people praying for you. I am a friend of your buddy Nicole and I have an 11 year old daughter. She too, is wishes to send encouragement to you. You are a beautiful girl. We would like to dedicate the song "Brave" to you. We were in the car singing it today and thinking about you. We want to see you be brave.

    -Robin December 23, 2013

  • Anonymous

    Wishing you great success in this fight!!

    -Anonymous December 23, 2013

  • VTHampton

    Praying for you Fallon! Stay strong!!

    -VTHampton December 22, 2013

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    -george mccann December 22, 2013

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    -george mccann December 22, 2013

  • JWDesignsLLC

    Praying for you guys!

    -JWDesignsLLC December 22, 2013

  • Barabara

    Good luck and God bless your family

    -Barabara December 21, 2013

  • Kara Tyndall

    We are praying for you Fallon ... Stay strong!

    -Kara Tyndall December 21, 2013

  • Perigob

    Merry Christmas Fallon. Hope that you and your family have a very wonderful holiday. Stay strong and fight, fight, fight!

    -Perigob December 21, 2013

  • Autumn Savoy

    Stay strong, Fallon!

    -Autumn Savoy December 21, 2013

  • Michelle

    God Bless you!! Our family is praying for you every day!!

    -Michelle December 21, 2013

  • Farricielli Family

    Stay strong, we will be praying for you.

    -Farricielli Family December 21, 2013

  • Anonymous

    Get better and stay strong

    -Anonymous December 20, 2013

  • Anonymous

    Hi, Fallon. I'm not sure if you remember me, but it's me, Brittany, your buddy from Holy Cross School in kindergarten. I only knew you for a month or two before you switched schools, but I was so sorry when I heard your news. I loved talking with you every time our classes got together, and you were such a fun, happy person to be around. Stay strong and know that I'm praying for you! Your buddy Brittany

    -Anonymous December 20, 2013

  • Julie Brannock

    Keep the FAITH, God is Good!!!!

    -Julie Brannock December 20, 2013

  • Lisa Young


    -Lisa Young December 20, 2013

  • Shirley Sutton

    Laughter is the best medicine. I will never stop praying for you.

    -Shirley Sutton December 20, 2013

  • Judy and Bruce Kunkel

    Laughter is a great medicine so laugh, laugh, and laugh some more!! :)

    -Judy and Bruce Kunkel December 20, 2013

  • Julie McNaughten

    Fallon, You have such spirit! Keep up the fight with all your might Fierce Fallon! We're all thinking of you and praying for you, every day!!

    -Julie McNaughten December 20, 2013

  • Anonymous

    With tight hugs, big love and incredible strength. xx

    -Anonymous December 20, 2013

  • Patty Markos

    Stay strong, keep fighting and never give up! Will keep you in my prayers.

    -Patty Markos December 20, 2013

  • Alyshia Brown and Family

    Keep fighting Fallon! I can see your strength just through everything Erin posts. You are such a brave young lady and we are praying for you!!

    -Alyshia Brown and Family December 20, 2013

  • Rebekah and Ian Douglas

    You may not know us well, but we are pulling for you! Keep up the fight!!

    -Rebekah and Ian Douglas December 20, 2013

  • Melissa Bernstein

    You are such a brave little girl! We are all praying for you and your family. xo

    -Melissa Bernstein December 20, 2013

  • patti c

    hope you feel better soon fallon!

    -patti c December 20, 2013

  • Melissa

    Thinking of you daily, and asking my angel Tanner to watch over you every day... xoxo

    -Melissa December 20, 2013

  • Beth Byrne

    Sending you much love and prayers for healing

    -Beth Byrne December 20, 2013

  • Caitlin Chemelewski

    Heard your story and I can't begin to explain how inspired I am by your strength! You are in my prayers every night! Keep fighting this battle till you win! Stay strong little one and trust in God to get you through this. ❤️

    -Caitlin Chemelewski December 20, 2013

  • Traci Quinton

    Keep fighting Fallon!

    -Traci Quinton December 20, 2013

  • Anonymous

    Good luck Fallon! My family will be praying for you!

    -Anonymous December 20, 2013

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    Good Start Donation on behalf of the Good Start Fund

    -Red Basket Administrator December 20, 2013


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