Emily Whitehead Celebrates Two Milestones

Published on in CHOP News

Emily Whitehead made international headlines when her doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) declared her cancer-free. Emily received an experimental treatment at CHOP in April 2012 after her acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, relapsed for the second time.

Philly.com caught up with Emily and her family during her 12th birthday celebration — five years after the doctors at CHOP saved her life.

Read the interview on Philly.com.


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