Maybe from a story that's been circulating in the local newspapers and television stations here in central Pennsylvania.
Emily Whitehead lives in Philipsburg, PA, a town "just over the mountain" from me. She was diagnosed with standard risk pre-b acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was five years old. You can find more about her story at www.emilywhitehead.com. After several relapses, she became the first person in the world to try the experimental treatment of genetically modified T-cells, a phase 1 clinical trial at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The first person.
She was in the news because her foundation just hosted the second annual tee off for t-cells golf tournament, the money from which pays for another child to receive the treatment. Her foundation funds researchers to help them find less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer. See www.emilywhiteheadfoundation.org.
Now 11, she and her parents attend fundraising events and speak at conferences to share their story. And she is over three years cancer free.
You don't have to travel far to find a miracle. One might be "just over the mountain".
Medicine is part science and part miracle.
Whatever you're reading today, romance, science fiction, or the local news...
Enjoy the read.