Cancer Center Patient Stories

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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: Conall’s story


In 2015, the now 6-year-old Conall went into septic shock, a result of underlying leukemia and a strep infection. A year-and-a-half later, he’ll be walking on new legs as a Patient Ambassador during CHOP's 2016 Parkway Run & Walk.

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 Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Max’s story


A lingering cold and a strange pattern of leg bruises prompted Max's parents to take him to The Children's Hospital, where the 4-year-old was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and began a long treatment regimen that included 10 hospital stays.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Megan’s Story


Megan had acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was 13 — and when she was 19, it came back. Her treatment included an experimental drug that could be administered at home with the help of CHOP’s Home Care nurses.