Have you heard of the Emma’s Battle Lemonade Stands throughout the region? They are happening again tomorrow, August 6th throughout Grand Forks, Thompson and surrounding communities.
All the proceeds raised during these lemonade stands goes towards the Emma Basting’s Battle home renovation project.
Three Year Old, Emma Basting was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (a rare form of childhood cancer) on December 13, 2017, shortly after her 2nd birthday. She was lifeflighted to U of M Masonic Children’s Hospital where chemotherapy was started right away. Unfortunately, Emma’s tumor continued to grow compressing her spine and by Christmas Day she was paralyzed from the chest down. She has spent the last 15+ months living in the hospital. She has gone through 6 rounds of chemo, a stem cell transplant, 20 rounds of radiation, 6 rounds of immunotherapy, 3 major surgeries and countless procedures and sedations. After all of this…Emma can fi nally come home! The next challenge she faces is needing a wheelchair accessible home.
Emma is currently confined to a makeshift bed on the floor in the family’s living room because of carpet that she cannot move her wheelchair on and hallways and doorways that she cannot fit through with her wheelchair. Giving Emma her mobility back will help with her overall health, well being, and give her childhood back to her.
Blueprints have been drawn up for the remodel and addition needed for Emma, including: larger kitchen and living room, therapy room, first floor bedroom and accessible bathroom, wider doorways, wheelchair ramps and a garage for loading and unloading Emma out of the elements. The team at MAK Construction has decided to take on this project and help Emma and her family with the construction
of a newly remodeled, wheelchair accessible home. Being that this project is 100% donation based, we are actively looking for suppliers, vendors and cash donations to get this project rolling. We are hoping we can come together as a community and help this little girl live her best life! We will be updating this page often, so please follow along with the progress of this special home addition for sweet Emma!
The addresses and stand hours will be on the Emma’s Battle Facebook Page.
Here are the locations & times:
Old Navy 12:30-3:00
Gambucci Arena 5:30-7:30
Mexican Village 5-7
Corner of 40th Ave & 20th St 5:30
1112 University Ave 12:15
Corner of 47th Ave & Curran Court 2-5
Corner of 43rd Ave & 20th St 4:30-8:30
406 Campbell Dr 5pm
1273 S 36th St 3-6
Corner of 13th Ave & 16th St 4-6
Corner of 17th Ave & Baron 1-4
1811 S 20th St 3-5
3607 9th Ave N afternoon
5820 W Prairewood Dr 4:30-8
529 12th St NW 11-1:30
1119 10th Ave SE 4:30-6:30
529 Broadway St 3p
619 Park Dr 5:30
1407 Elm Coulee Dr 3-6
St. Jude’s parking lot late afternoon
My kids will have a lemonade stand at 3607 9th Ave N, Grand Forks, ND from 2-6 PM on August 6, 2019.