Joshua Solomon – Cristian Rivera Foundation
Joshua Solomon
Date of Birth: February 5, 2004
Date of Diagnosis: August 2008
Earned His Wings: August 14, 2009

My name is Joshua Solomon. In August of 2008, I was diagnosed with a inoperable, incurable Brain Stem Glioma, a type of brain tumor.

My parents took me to St Jude Children’s Hospital, where I received radiation and chemotherapy for 6 weeks.

In December of 2008, my first MRI since the treatment showed the tumor to be almost non-existent.

Then like a thief in the night, the tumor came back in May 2009. I lost the ability to talk, swallow, walk and many of the body functions so many people take for granted.

Not quite a year after my diagnosis, the Lord called me home to take my rest . Before this tumor I was just like every 4 year old boy and I loved Thomas the Train.

My mommy and daddy are committed to helping save another child’s life by working very hard to raise money to find a cure for this ugly beast of a disease.

This website will tell you a little bit more about Brain Stem Glioma, Diffuse Intrinisc Pontine Glioma, also known as DIPG, the type of tumor I had.

I encourage you to make a difference and become part of finding the cure.