Praying for Emily: The Faith, Science, and Miracles that Saved Our Daughter is the remarkable true story of Emily Whitehead, the first child in the world to receive CAR-T cell therapy for leukemia. Learn how Emily became the first pediatric patient to receive this therapy and how her family’s unwillingness to give up hope led them to this life saving treatment. CAR-T cell therapy is now used widely throughout the world to treat some types of cancers and has saved hundreds of lives.
The Whiteheads are co-founders of the Emily Whitehead Foundation, which raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research. The Whitehead Family travels worldwide as keynote speakers to inspire others and advocate for research funding to develop less toxic childhood cancer treatments. Tom, Kari, and Emily Whitehead currently live in Central Pennsylvania with their chihuahua Luna.