Emily "Emma" Whitehead :: My Journey Fighting Leukemia » My journey fighting childhood cancer.

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If you have been following the Facebook page you have already seen a lot of what I am posting below. Emily’s story has spread much faster and farther than we could imagine! We are getting so many kind messages from everyone – thank you so much! Here are a few links:

Centre Daily Times (our local newspaper):

http://www.centredaily.com/2012/12/09/3430285/treat-cancer-a-whole-new-way-emily.html

NY Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/health/a-breakthrough-against-leukemia-using-altered-t-cells.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

CBS News:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57558120/new-promising-treatment-for-childhood-leukemia/

ABC News:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/12/10/doctors-find-success-using-retooled-hiv-to-fight-leukemia/

Anderson Cooper:

http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/11/hiv-helps-put-girls-leukemia-in-remission/

CHOP:

http://www.chop.edu/service/oncology/patient-stories-cancer/leukemia-story-emily.html

 

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Be sure to watch the national CBS Evening News Sunday evening to see Emily! It should air around 6:30p but we will update the exact time when they let us know for sure. Emily was interviewed by Elaine Quijano at our house today and did great!

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  • Nadia - So happy to see Emma smiling! Still praying and believing! Emma give so much hope! You guys are warriors!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Patrick - Emily, so amazing reading all the stories about you.Love seeing that beautiful smile in every picture.It brings tears to my eyes every time I read a story or see your picture.To see how far you’ve come.I look forward to seeing you grow and hear about the big things you will do in the future.Are you ready for Santa? It’s getting so close, hope you have a wonderful holiday.lots of hugs and prayers.love MissyReplyCancel

  • Melissa Patrick - Emily, so amazing reading all the stories about you.Love seeing that beautiful smile in every picture.It brings tears to my eyes every time I read a story or see your picture.To see how far you’ve come.I look forward to seeing you grow and hear about the big things you will do in the future.Are you ready for Santa? It’s getting so close, hope you have a wonderful holiday.lots of hugs and prayers.love MissyReplyCancel

On Sunday we attended THON Family Carnival – it was so much fun! For those of you not familiar with the Penn State Dance MaraTHON (THON for short) you can read more about it here: http://www.thon.org/About.

THON has events for the kids throughout the school year. September we went to Harvest Day, October was the THON 5K, and this month is Family Carnival. Emily spent the day with her THON family, playing games, laughing, and running around. The carnival always makes us really excited for the upcoming THON weekend in February. You will hear many of the kids say “THON weekend is better than Christmas”. We agree. We can’t put into words what THON weekend is like – it’s magical. You have to experience it to understand. We can’t imagine Emily’s cancer journey without the help and support of THON!

You can view the photos here: http://emilywhitehead.com/thon-family-carnival-2012/

 

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  • karen - i loved this post. i didn’t know “THON” did so much. that’s awesome . . . and magical. :)ReplyCancel