Jennifer Lopez will never forget the night she and husband Marc Anthony discovered a lump on daughter Emme’s head. Emme and twin brother Max were only three weeks old at the time.
“We both got very nervous, very very nervous, and I just remember my heart sinking to my feet,” Lopez recalled at the recent Noche de Ninos gala benefit for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). “I looked at [Marc] and I said, ‘You know if anything happens, I’m not going to be okay, you know that right?'”
Lopez and Anthony rushed Emme to Children’s Hospital, where she underwent a battery of tests, including an MRI. “Luckily in the end,” Lopez said, “she turned out fine.”
But it turned into something more for the hospital…
Shortly after the scare, the singer-actress joined forces with CHLA to form the Maribel Foundation to help provide pediatric medical services to the less fortunate.
“I started to wonder,” Lopez said, “what if I couldn’t afford a doctor, or receive the medicines, the procedures?”
Lopez also debuted a new song at the event, which she wrote for her twins. A recording of the ballad was played during a video highlighting the Foundation’s work. In it, Lopez sings, “Let’s keep this time for us and make it last as long as we can. It’s already going too fast.”