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Happy Week for Emily Lomeli PDF Print E-mail
Written by Diana Martinez   
Thursday, 30 January 2014 01:50

When serious illness hits a family it turns life on his head and becomes a whirlwind of doctors and disruptions to what was considered a normal life. This week, the Lomeli family got to return more to what was their normal routine. Ten-yearold Emily Lomeli, after spending many weeks at USC L.A. County Hospital for chemotherapy for treatment for a rare case of ovarian cancer, was able to not just go to the "Believe in 17 fundraising Tourney," organized for her over the weekend, her doctors actually cleared her to play.

The Tourney which was previously postponed last December after it was rained out, was a "great success" with an appearance by City Councilman Mitch Englander who officially declared it "Emily Day," on Saturday, Jan. 25, in the City of Los Angeles, coinciding with the baseball tournament.

Emily's case has received tremendous support from the valley baseball community. She was all smiles with her return to the field and on Monday, she was even able to go back to school. "She was so happy," said her mother Edwina. Emily finished chemotherapy earlier this month and has returned to the hospital for blood work and soon will be receiving a CT-scan to see if the treatment has worked. "We are all praying for good news," said Edwina.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 16:57