Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation: "Daughter's Death Fuels Father's Passionate Crusade"
Special thanks to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) for covering the Emily Jerry foundation in the April 2012 edition of AAMI News. We truly appreciate all their support in shedding light on our cause. An excerpt of the article is below:
Six years ago, Chris Jerry was going to surprise his 2-year-old daughter Emily with the best present she could ask for, which wasn’t a toy or even a pony. It was that she no longer had cancer.
But he never got to tell her.
On Feb. 26, 2006, Emily underwent one last chemotherapy treatment to eliminate residual cancer cells from the yolk sac tumor she had battled for six months, but something went terribly wrong.
When Jerry got to Rainbow Babies& Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH, that day, his daughter was already unconscious from an unbearable amount of pain.
“I just remember opening the door and my wife at the time had this look of horror on her face,” he told AAMI News.