Children with cancer and their families know the impact that a cancer diagnosis can have. They share their experiences here to offer support and hope to other families.
7-year-old Emily was the first child enrolled in an exciting clinical trial for relapsed ALL.
Diagnosed at 15, Carly is now a happy, healthy, high school senior.
When Zach’s lymphoma relapsed, his family came to CHOP where doctors recommended he enroll in a clinical trial.
It seemed 18-month old Edie was out of options, when she came to CHOP for an experimental treatment that changed the course of her life.
This 2-year-old underwent a unique chemotherapy regimen to save his vision and his life.
11-year-old Stephany traveled from Brazil to Philadelphia for proton therapy.
Proton therapy was the best treatment option for this 2-year-old's brain tumor.
For this studious teenager headaches were the first sign of a brain tumor.
Inspired by the care she received, 14-year-old Shanna aims to become a pediatric neurosurgeon.
Mikayla benefited from proton therapy, an advanced form of radiation available through the Cancer Center.
11-year-old Malcolm had made the team for soccer camp when he started experiencing hip pain.
Leg pain for this adolescent girl led to diagnosis of an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Born with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect, this brave little boy was diagnosed with leukemia at 27 months old.
Shawn turned five the same day his parents learned he had the most common childhood cancer, leukemia.
September's Parkway Run will mark one year since Joey's cancer diagnosis.
This self-assured 11-year-old has been blogging about her cancer journey for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
A likely fatal diagnosis led to removal of this young woman’s tumor and ongoing creative approaches to her care.
Diagnosed as a baby with a rare cancer, Coco has had several rounds of chemotherapy and a special type of transplant that uses cells taken from donated umbilical cord blood.
This young woman continues to receive the best follow-up care from CHOP after being treated for cancer as a toddler.
A rare cancer diagnosis followed by a stem cell transplant didn’t stop this 3-year-old.
As a survivor, 24-year-old Alex receives continuing care through the Cancer Survivorship Program.
Aggressive cancer required aggressive treatment, including stem cell transplantation, for this energetic 3-year-old.
Mark told us his story of diagnosis, treatment and relapse, and shares the lessons he's learned from his fight against a brain tumor.
Bright, curious, 10-year-old Hanna received 30 proton therapy treatments to fight her cancer.
4-year-old Sultan and his family traveled from the Middle East so he could get the best possible care for his cancer.
When 10-year-old Justin was diagnosed with ALL, he met a new friend named Cellie.
Courtney learned how strong she really was after a serious diagnosis.
After losing their son to neuroblastoma, the Lindbergs were inspired to start a foundation in his name.
Antonio was a 15-year-old soccer goalie when he was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer.
In less than 48 hours, Hailey went from happy, healthy toddler, to cancer patient at CHOP.
After two weeks of strange symptoms, a CT scan revealed a tumor in 2-year-old Jake's brain.
Mary's friends and family will walk for her at the Parkway Run & Walk, decked out in pink tutus.
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