The GCMS junior was diagnosed with Friedreich's Ataxia when she was in middle school. It's a disease which attacks the muscles and can be fatal.
She's had a rod inserted into her spine to slow the curvature. Monday night, like most other days, Emily was all smiles. It was Charity Night at D.G. Sullivan's.
A packed house came out to raise money for the group researching her disease. Emily says she couldn't battle the disease without her friends and family. Gibson City raised $5,000 Monday night, and they're still counting.