Your Real Champion

Your Real Champion®: “The Little Girl Who Changed the World”

Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie August 20, 2022 401

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Your Real Champion® – “The Little Girl Who Changed the World”

At the age of 5, Emily Whitehead was diagnosed with ALL, the most common childhood cancer. When two courses of chemotherapy did not clear the cancer, doctors at the local hospital told her parents to call hospice and take her home. It was her father Tom, who wouldn’t give up. With his wife Kari, they brought Emily to CHOP at the exact moment when a new treatment was being studied. Through an absolute miracle, the treatment worked and Emily just celebrated her 10th year of being cancer-free.

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