Cristian Rivera Foundation

Delaney Starcher
Date of Birth: April 1, 2004
Date of Diagnosis: October 9, 2008
Earned Her Wings: December 1, 2009

Hello, my name is Delaney. On October 9th, 2008 (I was 4 1/2) I was diagnosed with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (that’s a tumor in the brain stem). Delaney won her battle, took Jesus’ hand and earned her beautiful ‘green’ Angel Wings on 12/01/09 at 8:33am. She was 5 years 8 months old.

Please also keep Jimmy (Delaney’s Step-Dad) in your prayers.  He received a cancer diagnosis on 11/13/09. As of 05/2010 he is clear, with CT Scans quarterly!

Delaney Shannon Starcher was born on 04/01/04 in Oceanside, California. She has an older sister Bailey (7), a younger brother Tyler (2), a half sister Brooke (9) and 20+ aunts and uncles, 20+ cousins. She has a very wonderful family that will be helping her throughout her fight with this terrible beast. She has a tumor located in her brain stem. Because of the size and location (it is entwined with the brain stem) there is not an option of surgery to remove it. Prognosis is very poor (average survival is 6-9 months from diagnosis), but with prayer, faith and wonderful Dr.’s we intend to fight this awful tumor with everthing we’ve got.

Thank you to everyone for your continued prayer and support. Laney is a very BRAVE little girl and is uplifting to everone that knows/meets her.

Please keep up the prayer chains, a miracle is what we are praying for.