DIPG – Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma is a fast-growing glial tumour that forms cells called glial cells in a part of the brain stem called pons (the part of the brain just above the back of the neck and connected to the spine), which controls many of the body’s most vital functions such as breathing,…

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Parker and her daughter Braylynn | Photo: Susan Hull Photography

Four days away from her fifth birthday, Braylynn Lawhon was diagnosed with DIPG. Since then, her mother, Allyn Parker began documenting Braylynn’s journey and her battle with DIPG and shared it on social media to spread awareness. It is surprising but true that despite the death of hundreds of children every year due to DIPG,…

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DIPG Treatment, Poliovirus

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world,” said Louis Pasteur whose discoveries has saved the lives of many people. Today, even though we are moving forward technologically at the speed of light, we still have a very long way to go. Finding a cure and…

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Future of DIPG, DIPG

The 20th century produced a cure for a lot of diseases that were once considered to be incurable like Diptheria or Smallpox. The 21st century is more advanced with several scientific breakthroughs happening every now and then. At Marc Jr Foundation we believe that the cure for DIPG is not far. We have reasons to…

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