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Family Advocacy Day: Washington DC

emily-whitehead-june-2013-130620-001-4PINIMAGELast week we attended the Children’s Hospital Association’s Family Advocacy Day in Washington DC. Families from hospitals across the country traveled to DC to advocate on behalf of the hospitals they represent. We were invited to represent CHOP and talked to legislators about the need for more research funding. We told them about Emily’s story to illustrate how research funding is making a huge difference in children’s lives. Without funding for the CART-19/CTL019 trial (the T-cell research) Emily would not be here today. Here are some photos from our trip and links to a few great articles written by the Centre Daily Times:

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