Cristian Rivera Foundation


Meet Lisha, Lisha was diagnosed with D.I.P.G. almost 4 years ago!

  Lisha is a patient of Dr. Mark Souweidane at Cornell Weill Medical Center and currently enrolled in OUR trial to find a treatment and eventual cure for D.I.P.G. On Wed, September 21st, 2016, we learned that the results from Lisha’s last MRI were stable with no growth! Lisha is living proof that the Cristian […]

Remembering Our Little Angel Cristian Rivera´s 14th Birthday

Today, 9/13/16, would’ve marked Cristian Rivera´s 14th birthday.  The Cristian Rivera honors him by raising awareness to help rid the world of D.I.P.G.  Every child should have an opportunity to grow and leave their mark on the world. Please help us by making a tax deductible donation and/or sharing this email with your friends, family […]

Dr. Souweidane Treats Final Patient in Groundbreaking DIPG Clinical Trial

Dr. Souweidane Treats Final Patient in Groundbreaking DIPG Clinical Trial

  Dr. Mark Souweidane today treated the final patient in his Phase I clinical trial of convection-enhanced delivery (CED) for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). The trial, which had enrolled 31 patients over the past four years, was designed to test the safety of CED as a means of delivering a cancer-fighting drug directly to […]

Happy Labor Day From All Of Us At The Cristian Rivera Foundation

  Sincerely The Cristian Rivera Foundation John “Gungie” Rivera (Founder of The Cristian Rivera Foundation & “Forever Cristian’s Daddy”) Board of Directors of the Cristian Rivera Foundation: Andy Epstein, Darlene Rodriguez and Craig Serra. Committee Members of the Cristian Rivera Foundation: Aldo Marin, Alex Garcia, Carlos Colon, Carlos Yepez, Dennis Rodriguez, Dolores Catania, Dr. Ben […]