"Emberly Contois is a 22-year-old girl with enormous strength of spirit and heart. A wonderful personality that masks the troubles and a smile that doesn't do justice to the playful nature she has."
This is how Norman Contois, Emberly's brother, fondly describes his sister.
Emberly was diagnosed with Type II Spinal Muscular Atrophy at a very early age. She is in constant need of surgeries and suffers from immobility.
"My best friend was my brother and my dog, which he's no longer around right now. Well, he was my only best friend growing up. It was hard for me to make friends," said Emberly.
Because of this, her beloved brother, Norman, decided it was time to reach out to friends, family, and the community, in search of financial support to help Emberly live her life to the fullest and obtain much-needed medical equipment.
Because of her disease, Emberly is confined to her wheelchair, an outdated version which doesn't do well in the snow and ice. She wishes to have a newer version, which would allow her to do things she's never been able to do before, like a hike in the woods or a stroll on the beach.
She also has other, much larger, wishes listed on her "bucket list." Emberly wants to visit England, where she has family members living, as well as other places, such as Ireland and the Mediterranean.
"I want to see, like, the beautiful...everything. Anywhere I can fit, I want to go," Emberly said.
Obtaining the newer medical equipment would help make Emberly's life more comfortable and easy.
"I just can't see someone sitting there and suffering for all this time. It's just impossible to live with it for so long, and she's probably the strongest person I know. And I needed to do something for her, me being the stronger, physical person. And I want to do what I can to make sure that Emmy has a better life than what she has now."
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