Thank you for supporting pediatric brain tumor research in memory of my daughter and Emily’s sister Anjuli, who died when she was just four years old because there was no cure for her disease –a DIPG brain stem tumor. She went from happy, healthy and full of energy to near death in a matter of months.
Eighteen years later, this is still no cure for DIPG, although we are getting closer. A cancer researcher in Australia whose own daughter has DIPG has been testing a cancer drug normally used for other cancers on his child and she is still alive after more than a year. This is real hope – hope that maybe someday this tumor won’t be 100% fatal.
Research is the only way these tumors can be eliminated and children's lives can be saved. Research costs money. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from this fundraiser go straight to some of the best researchers in the world at Seattle Children's Hospital. I know many of them. They were Anjuli's doctors and some were Emily's too.
The kids, the ones who died, the ones who are fighting now, and the ones who will be diagnosed in the future, deserve our help. They deserve cures. Their families deserve cures. The kids can't fight alone. Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support brain tumor research.