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
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.
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VIDEO OF JULIA SHOWS FIRST SIGNS OF DIPG - RIGHT SIDE UNBALANCED MOVEMENT
THREE WEEKS BEFORE
JULIA IN LATE APRIL OF 2016
AFTER DIPG DIAGNOSIS, RADIATION,
BRAIN SURGERY AND STEROIDS
JULIA DIED ON MAY 17, 2016