At age five, Tori was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Following years of standard treatments, Tori became the 10th patient to receive her genetically engineered T-cells in the CAR T-cell trial at CHOP. Tori is now healthy and celebrating 4 years cancer free!
We celebrated an incredible milestone this month — on May 10, 2017 Emily reached five years cancer free! In acknowledgement, our co-founders discussed this milestone anniversary, the opportunities they have been blessed to experience, and the impact of the Emily Whitehead Foundation in an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer.
At 3 years old, Austin was diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). When standard treatment options could no longer help, Austin was enrolled in the CAR T-cell trial at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Now, Austin is a happy and healthy 8-year-old celebrating 3.5 years cancer free!
To many, Emily is a hero. Today, as she celebrates 5 years cancer free after T-cell therapy, Emily shares who her hero is—her mom and Emily Whitehead Foundation co-founder Kari Whitehead. Watch Kari's Modern Hero story!
As this year comes to a close, we're reflecting back on just what an incredible year 2016 has been for the Emily Whitehead Foundation. In January, Tom, Kari, and Emily had the honor of being present for the launch of Vice President Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot Initiative at the Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center. In [...]