Resources

One of the first things most parents do upon hearing the news that their child has cancer is search for help and resources. We believe that finding and gaining support from DIPG (or Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) community groups and foundations were critical in keeping our family focused and strong. This is why we know Gabriella was— and will always be— #StrongerThanDIPG, and so are we. Though we are not directly affiliated with the organizations listed below, we hope that you find them to be as helpful and supportive to you as they were to our family. 

Please keep in mind that many organizations will require an application, or have certain necessary criteria in order to qualify for aid. This is a great opportunity to ask those close to your family to assist in finding and contacting organizations that can provide support or financial assistance. 


Organizations Offering Information, Support, & Financial Assistance


DIPG-Focused Organizations & Support

Note: For international DIPG organizations, please visit our International Child Cancer Support Resources section below

  • Julianna Sayler Foundation - Financial assistance in the form of a $500.00 USD grant given to a families with children diagnosed with DIPG brain cancer. Grants can be used for purposes that benefit the child, including treatment travel expenses, medical expenses, lodging, airfare, food, gas, and more

  • Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation - Research and tribute funds for children

  • Aiden’s Light- Their MISSION is to raise awareness about Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), raise money for research into a cure for DIPG and other childhood cancers, and to support families financially and spiritually who are directly affected by DIPG and/or other childhood cancers. Contact them for assistance.


DIPG Facebook Groups


Pediatric Cancer Patient & Family Support


Pediatric Cancer Patient Resources by State

California

  • N8 Foundation - Research and financial assistance for California families

Florida (FL)

Georgia/ South Carolina

New Jersey (NJ)

  • ForeverLoganStrong - Financial assistance and support in the New Jersey area

  • Frances Foundation - The Foundation strives to alleviate a child’s pain and suffering with a special gift, a special gesture, or even a few special moments. The Foundation also provides financial assistance to impoverished families desperately needing help due to their child’s fight against cancer.

  • Mya Lin Terry Foundation - The Mya Lin Terry Foundation is pleased to accept applications for monetary grants from pediatric cancer patients living in New Jersey.  

Pennsylvania (PA)

Texas (TX)

  • Heroes for Children - Texas families may receive direct and immediate financial assistance for everyday expenses. Case workers refer qualified applicants to our organization, and checks are typically processed within seven days. An average of $750 per request is donated directly to families.

  • Hayes Tough Foundation - Focuses on families and children fighting childhood cancer throughout the United States.

  • Chance for Hope Foundation- Our mission is to provide support services for children with cancer and their families, funding for pediatric cancer research and treatment, and educational resources to the general public regarding pediatric cancer.

  • BIG Love Cancer Care- Providing personalized care to cancer kids and their families at Texas Children's Hospital (Houston) and Dell Children's Medical Center (Austin, TX).


International Child Cancer Support Resources