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The Story of Praying for Emily

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. Order a hardcopy or electronic format from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite independent bookstore. Praying for Emily is also available at Target and Walmart.

My dad taught me to have faith.
My mom taught me the importance of science.
Together we created my miracle.
This is our story. 

-Emily Whitehead