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In memory of Aksel Hay
Abbie's Army

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We fund medical research to give HOPE to future DIPG families


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Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma -  (DIPG) is a highly malignant brain tumour (cancer) located in the 'PONS' or pontine area of the brain stem, almost exclusively affecting children.

There is currently NO cure.

The brain stem is the bottom most portion of the brain, connecting the cerebrum with the spinal cord. The majority of brain stem tumours occur in the 'pons' this sits atop the delicate brain stem, an area that controls life-essential functions: breathing, swallowing, balance, facial expression. The growing tumour mass devastates all of these functions, they are diffusely infiltrating (they grow amidst the nerves), and therefore are not able to be surgically removed due to location and damage to healthy tissue.

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Abbie's Army

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RCN 1149400
Each year 450 UK children are diagnosed with brain cancer. Among these there is a tumour so DEADLY there is NO effective treatment or CURE - Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or DIPG. Responsible for 80% of ALL brain tumour deaths we aim to raise vital research funds & give HOPE to DIPG families.

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