Imagine being told that your two-year-old child has six months to live.
That was the devastating news Matthew’s parents received when he was diagnosed with a high-grade brain stem glioma that was growing at an alarming rate. At the time, there were no chemotherapies for this tumor and very little hope.
Thankfully, a biopsy of his tumor revealed a biomarker for which there was a chemotherapy in clinical trial that was showing very positive results. This new treatment stabilized Matthew’s tumor. Now, seven years later, he is a joyful 10-year-old who loves playing with trains and has a bright future ahead. His mother, Dawn, said:
“Research led to the clinical trial that saved his life. Matthew is a beautiful example that research works!”
You can help ensure that every child diagnosed with cancer has the opportunity to thrive like Matthew. Your gift to CURE will fund critical research that will create hope in the face of nearly impossible odds.