Cristian Rivera Foundation Committee Member Solange Osorio and John “Gungie” Rivera paid a visit to Dr. Mark Souweidane at Weill Cornell Medical Center on Wednesday January 26th to personally bring him a $10,000 check from the Foundation. Thus far the Cristian Rivera Foundation has donated $40,000 to Dr Souweidane’s research. The money will help pay for Dr. Souweidane’s clinical trials, which aim to bypass the blood-brain barrier and deliver treatment directly to the Pontine Glioma tumor. While they were there, they got the latest update on Dr. Souweidane’s research. The trials are set to begin in the next few months, after they’ve finished raising money and get final approval.