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Apr 102013
 

By Linda Kor
Emma Tafoya, the 16-month-old daughter of Devon and Jacque Tafoya, who were raised in Holbrook and now live in Queen Creek, is one of many children featured as part of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) telethon today (April 10).
Emma suffers from Cloacal Exstrophy, a condition that caused her to be born with organs that were literally split in half. She also was born with a tethered spinal cord, a clubfoot and not enough intestines to assist digestion. Thanks to the treatment and support she receives from PCH, Emma lives a happy, productive life. Her amazing story will be one of many told during the telethon being televised from 4:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. today on ABC News 15. Donations can be made to PCH by calling (602) 933-4567.
Emma is the granddaughter of Pete and Teri Tafoya of Holbrook, and former Holbrook residents Terry and Darla Tate, who now reside in Queen Creek.

Photo courtesy of the Tafoya family Emma Tafoya is a talkative, lively toddler, thanks to the support of her family, and the physicians and staff at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Photo courtesy of the Tafoya family
Emma Tafoya is a talkative, lively toddler, thanks to the support of her family, and the physicians and staff at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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