Another family loses their child to a brain tumour before her life has barely begun…
Brain tumours kill more adults and children under 40 than any other cancer and yet receives only 1% of the national funding into cancer research. On top of that, and despite Cancer Research UK using children in 40% of their ad campaigns to tug on the public heartstrings, they use only 2% of their funds to research paediatric cancers.
Jasmin never had a chance. DIPG is terminal upon diagnosis. The only treatment available is radiotherapy, but it isn’t a cure. It just gives the family a little more time to make memories.
We are still using chemotherapy drugs developed in the 1950’s to treat our children. It is beyond heartbreaking.
Sweet dreams Jasmin x