DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) is a rare, terminal disease often diagnosed in adolescents or young children (mostly in young children). Not many people are aware that this horrible disease exists, even though it is a terrible thing to suffer. DIPG is caused by a tumor in the brain. As a result, the tumor disrupts several functions of the brain.
Researchers and doctors have yet to discover a cure for DIPG even though they have been looking for one for over 50 years! 99% of Children diagnosed with DIPG die and the average survival rate is 9 to 10 months!
DIPG does not get enough attention as several other types of cancer do. I strongly encourage you to do as much as you can to help these unfortunate children.
In this studio:
-Post projects that educate viewers/readers on DIPG
-Give examples of what you can do to raise awareness/help
-Talk about the Lemon Face Challenge! The Lemon Face Challenge is done by several people to raise awareness for DIPG. In the LFC someone eats an entire piece/wedge of lemon. They then can post a picture of their face, puckered from the bitter taste of the lemon. This is similar to the ice-bucket challenge, which raised awareness for ALS.
*ONLY SEVEN SCRATCHERS CAN BE MANAGERS*
Let's see if we can get this studio featured so more people are aware of DIPG! #FightDIPG
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