Leukemia is a cancer of white blood cells. Leukemia cells grow too fast, crowding out the good blood cells, leaving fewer healthy white blood cells to fight infections.
Joey was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) when he was 6 years old. A year later, he and his family participated in the Parkway Run to raise funds for cancer research at CHOP.
The Cancer Center at CHOP is top ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 rankings of Best Children's Hospitals. Our center is also ranked number one in the nation, in Parents magazine’s 2013 report of 10 Best Children’s Hospitals.