Bakersfield girl with cystic fibrosis has special birthday wish

Help Emmy Ritter celebrate her birthday with cards

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Bakersfield girl in the hospital with cystic fibrosis has a simple birthday wish -- and you can help make it happen.

Emma Ritter ,6, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was only 18 months old.

She currently is hospitalized at Children's Hospital Central California in Madera. Although this is her 14th time being hospitalized, things are looking up.

"This year I think has actually been our best year with this… we have gotten nothing but good news every time we have gone to the hospital," said her father, Matt Ritter. 

Her birthday is on Monday, July 22 and she has one birthday wish -- 100 birthday cards.

"My wife just asked her what do you want for your birthday and she is all simply, I just want a hundred birthday cards," said her father. 

Her family says they'd like the cards to be "special," including drawings for Emma or personal messages of hope.


If you'd like to help, you can mail a card to the following address:

Emma Ritter Room 506

c/o Children's Hospital Central California

9300 Children's Place

Madera, CA 93636


You can also e-mail a special birthday wish to the following address:

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