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Friday, March 1, 2013

Inspiring Kids- Teen with DIPG in the News

Just a few years ago it was rare to hear DIPG in the news- maybe brain cancer or brainstem glioma  but not  DIPG.   Now though there is growing awareness-- and the stories not only use the initials but actually explain the bad and ugly of this tumor.

Here is a great example--  a story about a teen from Utah being treated at St. Jude that truly highlights the changes in awareness.   There are the devastating facts about DIPG.   There is also the face and spirit of a determined teen who “can do hard things”.

This article is associated with a six minute news video.
Her blog has received over a quarter million visitors.