At age seven, Emily Hunt was diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. When Emily's cancer returned following years of standard chemotherapy treatments, her parents sought out the CAR-T cell therapy clinical trial at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Emily received her T-cells in June 2014 and remains happy, healthy and 3 years cancer free.
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!
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!
In December 2011, Emily Whitehead Foundation board member Jodie Potter's youngest son was diagnosed with neuroblastoma just prior to his second birthday. Today, Corban Potter is five years cancer free! In her own words, Jodie shared with us their story.
"I told her that it was hard for me to explain but, just like when I knew Emily would get through her treatment, I had a very strong feeling that she would get her modified T-cells if she kept fighting." - Tom Whitehead