Just before she started kindergarten in 2016, Lucy was diagnosed with a rare pediatric brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). She bravely endured six weeks of radiation therapy in Seattle, followed by chemotherapy and other treatments to try to give her the best life possible despite her terminal diagnosis.
Declan Fish is a sweet, active 3-year-old boy with an infectious smile who loves trains, tractors, boats and his stuffed monkey. In May 2017, we started noticing a significant change in Declan's gross motor skills.
Sarah Hughes was 7 years old and just completing first grade when she was diagnosed with a pnet brain tumor. Her young world was turned upside down as she immediately went in for surgery, then to Houston, Texas to receive proton radiation, followed by six months of intense chemotherapy at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Just weeks before her 11th birthday, Avery was diagnosed with a rare, highly aggressive Stage 4 Brain Cancer called AT/RT. It was inoperable at the time. During the following months, she endured six weeks of cranial and spinal radiation, five brain surgeries, and six months of high dose chemotherapy.
Eligh was diagnosed with a brain tumor June 8th 2010. Due to the size of the tumor (size of a golf ball), the only option was to have it removed. His tumor was located in the cerebellum region in the lower back of the brain - its function is to coordinate voluntary muscle movements and to maintain posture, balance, and equilibrium.
When Max was 8 years old he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Though cancer has changed Max’s life, he is a survivor. And it is because of research that the life saving treatment protocol that Max received even existed.
Hannah was a bright, active, healthy nine year old girl until the fall of 2007 when she was suddenly diagnosed with a brain tumor – a malignant, anaplastic medulloblastoma. Neurosurgeons at Seattle Children’s Hospital immediately removed the tumor, after which her life as she knew it ceased to exist.