Posts by Marc Jr Foundation
Watch for these symptoms of DIPG:
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,…Read More
Here’s How You Can Help Your Kid Deal With DIPG Sleep Issues
Getting a good night’s sleep might be difficult for your kid while battling DIPG. Some medications might make sleeping difficult and give rise to DIPG sleep issues. Your child might be in pain or feel anxious because of everything that is happening to him or her. How do you make sure that they can get…Read More
When The World Mourned For 5-Year-Old Braylynn Lawhon
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,…Read More
Can Polio Be The Answer To DIPG Treatment?
“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…Read More
When 40 Police Departments Surprised Emma, A 7-Year-Old Battling DIPG
“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” – Jackie Chan Sometimes our lives take unexpected turns, turns that we are not prepared for. In such times even a tiny bit of happiness gives us the strength to brave the storm. Kindness is the best form of medicine.…Read More
What Is Convection-Enhanced Delivery (CED)? How Does It Play A Role In The Treatment Of DIPG?
DIPG is an aggressive and a hard to treat tumor that is present in the brain stem. As it has no definite boundaries, treating it is very difficult as there is a risk of damage to the surrounding brain cells. Radiation therapy has often been used as a form of treatment for DIPG as it…Read More
This New Drug Could Become The First Ever Treatment Designed To Target DIPG
A shocking fact – for about two decades now no new drugs have been licensed to treat brain cancer in adults and children! But this new drug could change things and become the first drug designed to target DIPG. The scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London have been working in a…Read More
The Story Of Neil Armstrong’s Daughter & Her Battle With DIPG
Karen Anne Armstrong was just two and a half years old when she passed away on January 28, 1962. This was also the sixth wedding anniversary of her parents. A beautiful little girl, Karen had DIPG but doctors at the time weren’t able to tell. Fondly called “Muffie,” many say that she was one of…Read More
How To Make Your Child Feel Better While Facing DIPG?
Facing DIPG is a challenge for not just the child who is diagnosed with it but also the entire family. For parents, seeing their child in pain can be much worse than being in pain themselves. Which is why comforting your child will help not just them but you as well. Here are five ways…Read More
The Future OF DIPG: Research & Hope
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…Read More