Emily Ziegler had to undergo a bone marrow transplant at the age of 16 and spend an entire year in isolation as a result.
The outgoing teenager could only be in contact with her direct family and doctors, but she could still see her friends as long as she was outside and six feet away from them. After some creative remodeling, the Ziegler family altered their porch and garage to accommodate Emily’s condition and allow her to still hang out with her friends.
Through the care she received at Dana-Farber, the now 18-year-old is in remission and regaining her health, and she will play for her high school’s volleyball team in the fall.
Check out the above video to hear more about Emily’s story.