Letter to Speaker Pelosi, Dec. 22, 2020

What’s in a day?  Everything.  For us, absolutely everything. Madam Speaker, After 5 years of advocating for the National DIPG Awareness Resolution I’ve discovered that for the third introduction in 2019, the lead sponsor never intended to fight for this bill, or these kids, to be considered with respect to…

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“Against the Odds,” with Howard Salmon

Howard Salmon comes to us from the Ronald McDonald House near the UC Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento, CA, where his son Liam is receiving some emergency care after having had some difficulty breathing. His wife Mary looks after him as the conversation progresses. Liam was diagnosed in January 2020…

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Advocacy Group Hosts Demonstration at US Capitol for Dismissed Measure Supporting Children Facing A Cruel Death

  The DIPG Awareness Resolution brings attention to children fighting for their lives; House leadership continues to dismiss them on a technicality. Oct. 31, 2020, Santa Clarita, CA– DIPG Advocacy Group, a coalition of pediatric brain cancer foundations and individual childhood cancer advocates, formed in late 2017 expressly for the…

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Josephine and Dana

Two special moms, Patricia Palman and Lenore Scatton, share stories of their amazing daughters who both left legacies of inspiration from their fateful battles with DIPG. Josephine Palman and Dana Scatton each had huge community followings and an outpouring of love and grief with their passing. They both coincidentally enjoyed…

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Fight for Owen, Find A Cure -from South Africa

Candice Hamman and Carl Jansen VanVuuren tell the story of their son Owen who was diagnosed in June 2020 with DIPG, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.  There are no treatment options besides the standard radiation and palliative care, and purchase of the experimental ONC201 from Germany.  Candice and Carl share from…

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Meet Anne Beatty: Survivor, Advocate, Teacher.

Meet Anne Beatty from Prattville, Alabama. She retired in December 2019 after teaching for almost 24 years. Sadly, complications from a brain tumor–physical, and social–made retirement unavoidable. Her brain tumor journey began July 4, 2018; she had open heart surgery in February 2018 for a previously undetected congenital heart condition.…

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Senator Rubio Applauds the Passage of his Resolution to Designate May 17 as DIPG #PediatricBrainCancer Awareness Day

News article from EIN Presswire May 19, 2020, Santa Clarita, CA–This evening, Senator Rubio’s office sent news to Janet Demeter, Organizer for the DIPG Advocacy Group and founder of Jack’s Angels, a childhood brain cancer foundation in Agua Dulce, CA, that a Senate vote had taken place and had unanimously…

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The First Ladies of Data

with Ellyn Miller and Amanda Haddock Today’s show features groundbreaking innovation for our medical research system to better accommodate the research needs for childhood cancer, inspired from the experiences of both of our guests who witnessed the urgent, unmet needs of children with brain cancer, the leading cause of cancer-related…

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So, let me ask you America…can’t we do better than that?

Hello, My name is Harold Mike Junge.  My friends and family call me Mike…so let’s stick with that.  It’s a pleasure to meet you!  I’m reaching out to you to discuss something very important…and I hope you will give me just a few minutes of your valuable time.  Hear me…

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#DIPGwontWait with Lisa and Jace Ward, DIPG Advocacy Group

DIPG Advocacy Group co-founders Elizabeth Psar and Paul Miller join us to help give the background story to the group, how it formed and why; Also joining us is Lisa Ward, a new addition to the Admins of DIPG Advocacy Group, who’s son Jace Ward, a 20 year old pre-law…

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