Episode 183 – The Value of Sports in our Health and Wellness Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
Your Real Champion®: “The Little Girl Who Changed the World” Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
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.
To learn more, visit emilywhiteheadfoundation.org.
Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie November 11, 2023
Marianne T. Ritchie, MD was one of the first female gastroenterologists practicing in the Philadelphia area. An advocate for over 30 years, Dr. Ritchie developed the PINK PLUS triple cancer screening program, and the BLUE LIGHTS CAMPAIGN for Colon Cancer Awareness.
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