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Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG) are highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumors found in an area of the brainstem (the lowest, stem-like part of the brain) called the pons, which controls many of the body’s most vital functions such as breathing, blood pressure, swallowing, and heart rate.
DIPGs account for 10-15% percent of all childhood central nervous system tumors.Approximately three hundred children in the U.S. are diagnosed with DIPG each year. While DIPGs are usually diagnosed when children are between the ages of 5 and 9, they can occur at any age in childhood.
Unfortunately, the survival rate for DIPG is very low. A diagnosis of DIPG is essentially a death sentence for the child. Only 10% of children with DIPG will survive two years following diagnosis, and less than 1% survive five years, with a median survival rate of nine months.
To provide hope and joy to children diagnosed with cancer, while working tirelessly to raise awareness and funding for DIPG research.
To make the world a better place where children diagnosed with DIPG and other types of cancer are given hope for a future full of health and success, unencumbered by a cancer diagnosis. We do this by spreading Tyler's message of courage, optimism, and undying hope!