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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Adam's Story

Adam - Leukemia Patient

Just shy of his 16th birthday, Adam Bengis was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. For the next 29 days, he lived at CHOP while he received chemotherapy.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Joey's Story


Joey was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) when he was 6 years old. A year later, he and his family participated in the Parkway Run to raise funds for cancer research at CHOP.

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia: Carly's Story


At 15, Carly Stephens was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. She received several rounds of chemotherapy at CHOP and today, she's a happy, healthy college student. 

Astrocytoma: Grayson's Story

Grayson - Brain Tumor Patient

Grayson has an astrocytoma on his brain stem. It is the type of tumor that can become almost a chronic disease — it may never disappear, but the goal of treatment is to keep it stabilized.

Brain Tumor: Liam's Story

Liam - Brain Tumor Patient

It all started when he fell off a trampoline at a friend’s birthday party. Concerns about a possible concussion soon gave way to more shocking news: Liam had a brain tumor.

Childhood Cancer Advocacy: Megan Ward's Story

Megan Ward is the mother of two childhood cancer survivors, Mollie and Grace. Ward's experiences with her two daughters has led her to become an advocate for childhood cancer research.