Emily Whitehead was the first pediatric patient enrolled in an experimental immunotherapy for advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Malcolm was just 11 when he started to feel pain in his hip. A few months later, he was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare bone tumor, and began treatment at CHOP.
Antonio Santos first had pain in his leg, then it became swollen. His parents took him to see a doctor, and soon after there was a diagnosis: Ewing sarcoma, a bone tumor.
After a CT scan revealed a medulloblastoma in Jacqueline’s brain, she underwent surgery, radiation and chemotherapy at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
In December 2006, Shanna was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She tells how the experience profoundly impacted her life, and what she’s learned from her fight.
Sultan traveled from the Middle East after his parents learned about Dr. Jay Storm’s expertise in pediatric brain tumors.
Mark was diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor when he was three years old and began treatment at CHOP. Now an eighth grader, he tells the story of his fight with cancer.
Trish Cartafalsa noticed that her 2-year-old, Ryan, was having problems with balance. Days later, he was having a pediatric brain tumor removed at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Diagnosed with germinoma, a type of pediatric brain tumor, Mikayla benefited from proton therapy, an advanced form of radiation treatment offered at CHOP.
Diagnosed with a brain tumor, 11-year-old Stephany and her family traveled from Brazil to Philadelphia for proton therapy treatment.