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Health: Local Teen Beats Hard-To-Treat Cancer Thanks To Promising Experimental Drug

This year, more than 10,000 children will be diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Many will respond to standard treatment, but others won’t.

06/07/2013

(Sarah Murnaghan, with her mother.  Credit: CBS3)

Judge Issues Restraining Order Allowing 10-Year-Old Pa. Girl To Be Temporarily Added To Adult Lung Transplant List

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) says a judge has ruled to allow 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan and potentially other children to be temporarily added to the adult list for a lung transplant.

06/05/2013

(Sarah Murnaghan, with her mother.  Credit: CBS3)

Sebelius: I Can’t Step Into Girl’s Transplant Case

The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services says she doesn’t want to intervene in transplant decisions about a dying Pennsylvania girl when other children are just as sick.

06/04/2013

10yo Sarah Murnaghan has been denied a life-saving lung transplant because of her age. (credit: CBS)

Local Case Causes Officials To Mull Over Guidelines For Lung Transplants And Children

Under current regulations, adult lungs go priority to patients over the age of 12.

06/03/2013

10yo Sarah Murnaghan has been denied a life-saving lung transplant because of her age. (credit: CBS)

Pa. Girl’s Family Appeals For Direct Lung Donor

Relatives of a 10-year-old girl who they say has been denied a life-saving lung transplant because of her age are appealing to the public in hopes of finding a donor to save their child.

06/02/2013

(Sarah Murnaghan, with her mother.  Credit: CBS3)

Health: Will Sarah Be Saved? Local Family Fights National Organ Donor Rule

There are several new developments in a desperate struggle to save a Newtown Square girl’s life, including a congressman getting involved.

05/28/2013

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Pa. Girl’s Parents Challenge Lung Donor Rule

The parents of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who has been waiting for a lung transplant for a year and a half are calling for a change in the policy governing organ transplants.

05/28/2013

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Croatian Girl Who Traveled To CHOP For Potentially Lifesaving Treatment Passes Away

On Wednesday, the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania released a statement on the death of five-year-old Nora Situm.

03/20/2013

(Pictured (L-R) PA State Representative Tim Briggs (149th District); Dr. Julie Stern, pediatric oncologist and medical director of Oncology Outreach, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Bob Hart, King of Prussia Mall Manager; and CHOP patient Max Veeck, 3, of Eagleville and his cousin Kacey Veeck, 9, of Wayne. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

New Play Area At Local Mall Encourages Exercise For Children

Kids now have their own place to play at the King of Prussia Mall.

02/17/2013

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CHOP Begins Examining 5-Year-Old Girl With Leukemia

The medical team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia began their examination of 5-year-old Nora Situm, who is battling Leukemia and will undergo a new gene therapy treatment.

02/08/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: Croatian Child With Leukemia To Receive Experimental Treatment At CHOP

An experimental treatment CHOP might just be able to save a 5 year old’s life.

02/07/2013

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Woman Once Close With Family Of Suspected Center City Doctor Killer Speaks Out

“I know what Jason did is a horrible, horrible, thing,” said 59-year-old Kathleen McGrath, of Danboro, as she showed pictures from when she says she dated Sharon Smith; the mother of accused killer, Jason Smith.

01/27/2013

Suspect Jason Smith. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Philadelphia Police Looking Into Murder Suspect’s Past

Philadelphia police are now looking into the past of 36-year-old Jason Smith, who is charged with the murder of Dr. Melissa Ketunuti.

01/25/2013

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Health: Dream Comes True For Young Girl Battling Cancer In Philadelphia

A little girl battling for her life in Philadelphia had a dream come true. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has the details on this heartwarming story.

01/24/2013

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Police Identify Body Of Burned CHOP Doctor Found Inside Center City Home

But, they say 35-year-old Melissa Ketunuti’s body was on fire, found by her dog walker, in the basement of her row-home along the 1700 block of Naudain Street.

01/22/2013

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