Facebook Post to Ryan Gosling

January 4, 2019, Agua Dulce, CA–I sent this note to Ryan Gosling on Facebook, hoping that somehow it would reach him: Hi Ryan, hoping this is actually your page. I just wanted you to know about an important awareness movement for the childhood cancer community, specifically for brainstem glioma–DIPG, the…

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Every Voice Matters: The Power of Initiative in Advocacy

Wendy and Dean Fachon of Rhode Island join us to talk about state legislation, national resolutions and the legacy of their son Neil, making a strong case for “Right to Try.” Paul Miller from Colorado shares about the power of social media and the magic of belief, with 2 successful…

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Thank you R-cosponsors; last chance for H. Res. 69, meeting request DIPG Advocacy Group, Dec. 3-5

(Letter was sent to:  Barbara Comstock (VA-10), William Hurd (TX-23), Lamar Smith(TX-21), John Duncan (TN-2), Ryan Costello(PA-6), Scott Perry (PA-4), Duncan Hunter (CA-50), Andy Barr (KY-6), Daniel Donovan (NY-11), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-8), Chris Collins (NY-27), Evan Jenkins (WV-3), Lou Barletta (PA-11), Steve Stivers, (OH-15), David Joyce (OH-14), and cc’d to…

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#PeytonManningMeetJackson!

Jackson is a boy from Colorado fighting a devastating foe: DSRCT. Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor (sarcoma) is a frequently misdiagnosed, rare pediatric cancer with only 200 known cases in the United States, and a poor prognosis. His father, Jason Frank, candidly discusses the monumental challenges confronting his family, and…

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DIPG Advocacy Group Letter to House Leadership

re:  H. Res. 69 House Vote before the end of Session II, 115th Congress                                       November 28, 2018 To: The Honorable Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan (WI-1), The Honorable Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12); The Honorable Chairman of the Energy…

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“The Promise”, with Donna Speckhard

Donna Speckhard brings us a sneak-peek of the upcoming docuseries “The Promise” chronicling the experiences of children with cancer and their families and shedding light on important issues that affect us all in the childhood cancer community. The lack of viable solutions for them poses the question, why it is…

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Why DIPG? The One to Beat from Awareness to Research

DIPG is front and center with researchers, devastated by the picture painted by the statistics of this killer of very young children, and with advocates who have been working for years to get a greater national conversation about the chronic lack of research funding for the deadliest pediatric cancers. DIPG…

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