What do my granddaughter Mackenzie and Muffy Armstrong, Neil Armstrong’s daughter, have in widespread? Each women have been identified with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a uncommon mind most cancers known as D.I.P.G. Muffy’s prognosis was made in 1962 when she was two years previous. After radiation therapy, her dad and mom took her dwelling the place she handed away a couple of months later. Granddaughter Mackenzie Barron’s prognosis was June 22, 2018 shortly after her third birthday.
The invention of Mackenzie’s tumor was the results of a fall from a kitchen bar stool. She hit her head so exhausting that her dad and mom took her to the emergency room the place a CT scan was carried out. Seeing a suspicious spot, the docs instantly referred her to Levine Youngsters’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC for an MRI. The prognosis was DIPG with a life expectancy of lower than a 12 months. Mackenzie underwent 30 radiation therapies, accomplished a two 12 months trial therapy which began at Cleveland’s Youngsters’s Hospital and accomplished at Charlotte’s Levine Hospital.
Having accomplished the research efficiently, she now continues the treatment underneath a “compassionate care” protocol with MRIs and bloodwork attracts every month. Mackenzie nonetheless reveals no obvious signs. She began Kindergarten this week, one thing that neither her dad and mom nor grandparents anticipated. It’s been 58 years since Muffy Armstrong handed away with little progress being made towards the trigger, treatment or therapy of this terminal illness. With every prognosis of this dread illness, there are dad and mom who hope that their youngster receives the miracle treatment.
On Aug. 31, President Trump signed a proclamation recognizing September as “Childhood Most cancers Month.” The White Home floodlights lit up the White Home with a golden glow. The federal government pledged to speculate $500M within the subsequent decade to discover a treatment.
Within the President’s phrases “I encourage residents, authorities companies, non-public companies, nonprofit organizations, the media, and different teams to extend consciousness of what People can do to assist the battle towards childhood most cancers.” Flip September golden. Choose a day of the week and put on gold/yellow. Put a yellow ribbon round a tree, in your mailbox, in your hat, in your hair. Donate for a treatment for childhood most cancers particularly at www.the
curestartsnow.org or https://gifts.mdanderson.org. Do not forget that most cancers is the No.1 reason behind dying by illness in youngsters.
I overslept this morning. I used to be late attending to the lounge. ‘Til subsequent week…
– Sandy Barron
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