This Six-Year-Old Was Told That She Only Had Weeks To Live Until Her Parents Enrolled Her In A Clinical Trial…The Result Is Unbelievable!
A deadly virus that has killed over twenty five million people in its existence is now become a new hope for cancer patients when chemotherapy isn’t effective. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have created a way to transform the HIV virus to reprogram immune cells in your blood and attack cancer.
Emily Whitehead was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer, at age six. In the middle of her chemotherapy, the Whiteheads had found out Emily had relapsed and only had a couple weeks to live. Her parents decided to enroll her in the new clinical trial called Immunotherapy that changes her T-cells to kill damaged or cancerous cells. No one was sure it would work, however, because it had never been tested on a child before. After a couple weeks of touch and go, Mr. and Mrs. Whitehead got that call that the trial was successful. On June 12, 2012, Emily was discharged from the hospital and has been in remission ever since!
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Science has come a long way. It’s crazy to think a killing virus can be transformed into an antidote!