CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Emmaline Tringali started kindergarten with a bang. Her hair is growing in fast, and really curly. She's medically doing great.
You might recognize this darling 5-year-old from July 19 (read that post HERE) and/or from 24 Hours of Booty.
She was a main inspiration for the hundreds of bikers out there.
Two months later this spirited little girl is:
- Getting "no mo chemo"
- Congratulating her 24HOB team on riding over 1000 miles in support of cancer survivorship...
- ...AND happy to say their 24HOB team raised over $53,000 among only 20 riders.
Her dad Matt and other riders on that team say she's impossible not to love. You see her face, and you want to go harder and faster.
We're on September 27. I hope you guys can say you've looked at some of these faces over the past 27 days and wondered how to get involved in whatever way feels right to you. Even just sharing these stories is important. The awareness all we're creating hopefully spurs... all together now... "ACTION".
(I'll forever be grateful to my friend Erin Santos who first came up with "ACTION" being more important than "AWARENESS".)
Emmaline is a great example of one who not only inspires ACTION, but through her bike-riding and personal fundraising, takes it upon herself.
*Editor's note: This is about one of #MollysKids in the month of September, children WBTV Anchor Molly Gr antham follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published there – which is why it's written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed hundreds of kids with uphill medical battles. During Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, she features one a day. Thirty total. Find this story (and updates on all #MollysKids) here.