Nicole Vathy and “Baby” Shawn face DIPG with the Golden Niagara Falls of September

Nicole Vathy, single mom of seven, shares her journey with her youngest, Shawn, who has been diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.  Shawn is one of the few who survive past the year mark to two years with a stable tumor.  Nicole candidly shares with us this very difficult road …

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DIPG Awareness Day—A National Movement

(H.Res.69 asks for a date henceforth, not just for this year, and retroactively–that May 17th be National DIPG Awareness Day.  The importance of the Resolution is with the raising of awareness to the negelect of pediatric cancer research in our medical research system, and the unacceptable realities that parents across …

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With Love and Hope from Mexico

From Monterrey Mexico, childhood cancer advocate Christina Wascher joins the show with Kristoffer Nordstrom, father to 5-year-old Linnea who is currently undergoing treatment there for DIPG, with hopeful success 6 weeks into treatment. The Nordstrom family is from Sweden and they are prepared to remain at least six months in …

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May 17 is DIPG Awareness Day—A National Movement

I discovered it was the 2nd most common pediatric brain tumor, and responsible for the majority of pediatric brain cancer deaths each year.  If brain cancer is the leading cause of death in kids with cancer, it’s hardly irrelevant, no matter how you define ‘rare’. May 14, 2017, Santa Clarita, …

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Trailblazing to a Cure: DIPG-Treatment Advisory Council (G-TAC)

G-TAC founder and Executive Director of MaxCure Foundation Jonathan Agin, and G-TAC Medical Advisory Board Member Dr. Sabine Mueller, top neuro-oncology researcher and clinical expert at UCSF, discuss a new concierge-type service for families of the newly-diagnosed with DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) to more expediently direct them to more …

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Mom in the Midst

A warning to listeners:  this contains emotionally sensitive material.  CCTR interviews Judith Jaimes Contreras, mom to Ruben who is suffering through the progression of DIPG, a deadly pediatric brain tumor. She candidly shares the reality that hundreds of other families in the US are facing right now: the challenge of …

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Elizabeth Psar: Mom on a Mission Against DIPG

CCTR interviews Elizabeth Psar, an attorney with a focus in Juvenile law now on a mission against DIPG with the Julia Barbara Foundation. The discussion includes the realities of DIPG and her 2 1/2 year old daughter Julia, and the unavoidable effects of the experience of losing a child to …

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“Run the Rocks!” Event Supports Research Project for Pediatric Brain Cancer

March 6, 2017, Santa Clarita, CA–Jack’s Angels Foundation of Agua Dulce, CA is organizing the trail running event “Run the Rocks!”—including a family walk—at Vasquez Rocks County Park 10700 Escondido Canyon Rd, Agua Dulce 91350, on Sunday April 30th 2017, with races beginning at 9am.  The event opens at 8:00 am …

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Help End Obscurity for DIPG and Pediatric Cancer

Rally-On for H.Res.69!  Help End Obscurity for DIPG and Pediatric Cancer February 19, 2017, Agua Dulce, CA—Jack’s Angels Foundation is calling on the Childhood Cancer Community for support in rallying Congress for the 2017 National DIPG Awareness Resolution, H.Res.69.   It raises awareness to the realities of pediatric brain cancer, and …

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4th Annual Santa Colorita Run Includes “Skip for Jack” Tribute to Children with the Deadliest Pediatric Brain Cancer, DIPG

For immediate release: 4th Annual Santa Colorita Run Includes “Skip for Jack” Tribute to Children with the Deadliest Pediatric Brain Cancer, DIPG February 18, 2017, Agua Dulce CA—The Santa Colorita 5k Fun-Run on February 25, 2017 at Castaic Lake Recreation Center in Castaic, CA, produced by the Santa Clarita Valley …

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