‘Em Shake’ sale to help find cure after girl death

CHERISHED five-year-old Emily So has lost her battle with a rare form of brain cancer, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), after being diagnosed in just October.

DIPG is incurable and steals the life of 20 Australian children each year.
One of Emily’s favourite things to do was to visit Frankie’s Food Factory Milperra with her grandmother for milkshakes, pancakes and to explore Flower Power.
In honour of Emily, and to help raise awareness of this horrible disease, Frankie’s has designed a special shake called the ‘Em Shake’, with all proceeds from the sales of the shake until the end of July, going to DIPG research so fewer children and families have to suffer this tragedy.
Frankie’s owner Dominic Criniti will also match all sale proceeds for a further contribution into DIPG.
“Emily was a regular here and we were in shock when we heard what happened,” Dominic said.
“We wanted to do something to help and so I’ve created the ‘Em Shake’ which is everything that she loved – a chocolate milkshake with pancake sliders on top.”
Emily’s parents, BJ and Heather So, said they were grateful for this incredible gesture.
“Emily loved going to Flower Power, especially with her Grandma Lyn Barnes. It was their special time together,” they said.
“It’s impossible to describe the depth of our grief since losing our beautiful daughter.
“Our hearts are breaking but it is some comfort knowing the ‘Em Shake’ will help raise much needed funds for DIPG research.”