Callum: Parkway Run Patient Ambassador 2013

Callum was treated for lymphoma at the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In 2013, CHOP chose Callum to be a Childhood Cancer Awareness Month spokesperson and an ambassador for its largest annual fundraiser, the Four Seasons Parkway Run & Walk, because of he doesn't let cancer wipe the smile off his face.


Callum, 14, Lymphoma

Director: Callum, mark.

Photographer: Turn your head a little bit to the right. Good.

Callum: I'm Callum Harding, and I'm 14 years old. One kid looked at me and said, "Wow, your neck looks huge." And it turned out that it was actually lymphoma.

Callum's Mother: When we were here at CHOP as patients and family, we were given everything, every kind of support we could need. They're absolutely there to hold you, absolutely.

Interviewer: So how are you feeling today?

Callum: Excellent, actually. My counts are coming back up. I'm getting a lot healthier, playing sports, doing stuff like that, being like a normal kid.

Callum's Mother: Now I don't want to stop giving back, not just to CHOP but all the children that will keep coming through these doors. I want them to keep having all the faith and hope that Callum received from here.

Callum: I care for CHOP and I want to give back to CHOP because they were such a great hospital to me, and they just saved my life.

Callum's Mother: One in 300 children will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they're 20.

Callum: I was 14 years old when I was diagnosed.

Callum's Mother: We need money for research. 

Topics Covered: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Children, Hodgkin Lymphoma

Related Centers and Programs: Cancer Center, Leukemia and Lymphoma Program