The Tierney family was told their daughter Emma, 7, was diagnosed with leukemia less than two weeks ago. Immediately, she began treatment at Children's Hospital in Boston.
Mom Jessica and dad Tom will need to make weekly trips to the hospital for the next two years, so she can fight this disease. Although her treatment is covered by insurance, the family faces a number of expenses over the next two years, including co-payments, parking costs in Boston and the need to find occasional childcare for Emma's younger sister Addie, 4.
Emma's dad Tom Tierney is a lieutenant with the Somerville Fire Department and his fellow firefighters started a fundraising website, with the goal of raising $20,000 to help the family. That goal was exceeded in just 4 days.
If you're still interested in helping out the family, visit Emma's page at GoFundMe.com