Benjamin is an adorable six-year-old. The son of Gabrielle and Charles, and older brother to Brandon, who is three-years-old, Benjamin loves to cook, bake, and play with dinosaurs!
When Benjamin suffered from headaches, hydrocephalus build-up, and wasn’t able to walk, his family knew something was wrong. On February 15th, Benjamin and his family’s lives would change forever: they discovered that Benjamin has Diffuse Insitric Pontine Glioma.
Diffuse Insitric Pontine Glioma, or DIPG, is an extremely aggressive and rare form of pediatric brain cancer. Unfortunately, the survival rate of this horrible disease is very low and there is no cure for DIPG. However, the family is participating in a clinical trial that will hopefully bring about positive results. Benjamin is currently being treated at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.
With extensive medical bills and immense emotional trauma, Benjamin’s family is in need of monetary donations. Benjamin’s parents should only have to worry about supporting and being present for their child, not fretting over bills and rent. In fact, Benjamin’s parents shared that his diagnosis is very much affecting his emotional well-being, so his parents should most definitely be by his side to help walk their brave six-year-old son fight the most intense battle of his life.
This article was drafted by Max Cure Foundation Junior Board Member Meredith Rosenberg.