Young girl’s family shares story, raises funds to help others receive treatment

Good Day PA

In May 2010, Emily White head was diagnosed with leukemia. 

At only 5 years old, doctors did not expect her to survive. 

She relapsed twice and her parents, desperate for a new treatment, turned to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where a T-Cell treatment was used to infect Emily with the HIV virus. 

Emily became the first child to receive the treatment, which saved her live, and now her parents are
committed to raising money so other children can receive this treatment as well.

The Emily Whitehead Foundation is hosting an event in Lebanon County next month. 

The Blood, Sweat and Tears 5-Miler is Saturday, November 3. 

To register or to get more information about Emily’s story, click here. 

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