Julia Barbara Foundation

FIGHTING TO CURE DIPG - BRAIN STEM TUMORS   


The Julia Barbara Foundation is fighting to cure DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma). DIPG is a brain stem tumor that normally occurs in children.  It is non hereditary, fast growing and currently incurable.


Brain tumors are now the leading cause of cancer related deaths in children ages 1-19. (abta.org)


On November 23, 2016, Julia Barbara Foundation donated $15,000.00 to the DIPG Collaborative for DIPG research


OUR GOALS

1) Provide research funding to cure DIPG. If we can stop one of the fastest growing brain tumors then it is likely       that we can cure less evasive tumors.

2) Provide the community with knowledge regarding brain tumors so families know to ask for CT Scans. We 

     strongly believe that by identifying operable brain tumors early families can increase their child's ability to          survive.


We are fighting to cure DIPG so that in the future children diagnosed with a brain tumor will not lose their smiles and families will no longer have to watch their children die a debilitating death.  Please help cure DIPG.     

MAILING ADDRESS: 7450 CHAPMAN HWY. #325, KNOXVILLE, TN 37920

                

   VIDEO OF JULIA SHOWS FIRST SIGNS OF DIPG - RIGHT SIDE UNBALANCED MOVEMENT

Julia before DIPG diagnosis


THREE WEEKS BEFORE

DIPG DIAGNOSIS                                

Julia after DIPG diagnosis




JULIA IN LATE APRIL OF 2016



AFTER DIPG DIAGNOSIS, RADIATION,

EXPERIMENTAL DRUG/CHEMOTHERAPY,

BRAIN SURGERY AND STEROIDS


                            


JULIA DIED ON MAY 17, 2016 






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