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Monday, September 28, 2009

The Long-Awaited Website is Here

You heard it here first, folks. The long-awaited Emma's Hugs website is now up and running and looks marvelous, I might add. In case you're new to the blog or don't remember what Emma's Hugs is, let me catch you up to speed...

Kelvin, my best friend and fabulous husband, is a thinker. Some of you are probably aware that he spent many days and nights in the Texas Medical Center when his dad was battling cancer. Many dollars were given to the parking machines during this time. It's amazing how quickly $12/day parking adds up and begins to put a strain on one's budget. Kelvin had the thought then of how nice it would be to have an organization that would help people cover the costs associated with spending any significant amount of time in the med center. Well, after Emma was diagnosed, Kelvin begin thinking again. He found a productive way to channel all of the negative energy that comes with grieving the terminal diagnosis of one's child into something wonderful. Additionally, he noticed the incredibly positive impact that Emma was having on everyone who heard her story. That influence needed an environment to thrive, and thus Emma's Hugs was born. Emma's Hugs exists to help pay for parking and food expenses for those who find themselves in the medical center for any length of time. So far during 2009 Emma's Hugs has paid for over 1,000 days of parking in the medical center. Please stop by and visit our new website for information, buy merchandise and to donate if you so choose. You can click here or go to


  1. I'm just a follower . . . but have to comment on what a wonderful, wonderful website and way for honoring Emma. And how gracious of you and your husband to share her hugs with so many . . . we'll visit the site often. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Emma's site is so beautifully done! I love the colors and layout...very eye catching :)

    What an impact Emma's life will have for many, many years to come. I pray God so richly blesses this new ministry and your family. What a testimony you are of allowing God to use you to reach out to others, even in the midst of a painful situation. I look forward to donating in Emma's honor.

  3. Hey Christy,

    Wow! Emma's Hugs is an amazing website. It is amazing that it has already covered over 1,000 hospital visits.

    I found your blog while searching for the best information on children's health. I think your blog is very helpful and believe that you could reach even more people if you joined Wellsphere's HealthBlogger Network (HBN). The HBN is comprised of over 2,600 of the web's best health writers and their content is read by over 6 million visitors a month at

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    Director of Blogger Networks

  4. Just thought I'd stop by and catch up on your blog and so now I'm heading over to see your website. What a wonderful organization!


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