April 16, 2021 – Cristian Rivera Foundation

April 16, 2021

Day: April 16, 2021

Elyse Johnson

Elyse Johnson

Elyse Johnson is a sweet, loving little girl who was brought into the world as a happy, healthy baby. She loves baby animals, watching the Wiggles or Frozen, swimming, and her favorite color is purple! However, on April 9th, 2016 her family’s lives changed entirely when she was diagnosed with DIPG. Elyse’s DIPG Journey Several […]

Emiliano Bermejo

Emiliano Bermejo

Meet Emiliano Emiliano is a sweet 3-year-old boy whose family started noticing he was having trouble walking back in March 2020. After weeks of meeting with several specialists, there was no doubt that Emiliano had DIPG. By May, only a week after being diagnosed, Josue and Andrea’s baby boy began receiving chemotherapy once a week […]

Lisha Ayala

Lisha Ayala

Meet Lisha Ayala Lisha was diagnosed with DIPG at the age of 7 years old. In 2013, Lisha’s teachers brought to her mother’s attention that her right hand was losing mobility and she was constantly sleeping in school. Her mother, Star, had no idea what was happening, so she brought Lisha to the hospital where […]

A Brief History of Oncology: DIPG vs Cancer

A Brief History of Oncology: DIPG vs Cancer

The earliest recorded form of cancer was breast cancer. According to historians studying the Edwin Smith Papyrus, a copy of an ancient Egyptian textbook on trauma surgery, there were eight mentions of breast cancer that were listed as being removed through an application of the “fire drill”. In the profile of the disease, the authors […]