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.

In the five years since becoming the first child in the world to be treated with CAR T-cell therapy, Emily is now just one hero among the many children that have followed after her in the clinical trials at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & several other cancer centers around the world. Emily's story was just the beginning, and we're excited to continue the story by honoring these heroes and sharing their stories through the Emily Whitehead Foundation. Read the stories of these heroes, here.

Emily's unique story has inspired many. Now, we're making it our mission to change the standard treatment narrative for all kids fighting childhood cancer.

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