With great sadness, I announce that Heaven gained another DIPG Angel on Thursday November 17. Jordan Malave passed away at 6:30 on Thursday morning, bringing to an end his three-year battle with DIPG. He fought for an exceptionally long time and showed incredible bravery and strength in the face of this terrible disease. I had become close to Jordan and his parents, Leeana Castro and Jayson Malave, and even saw Jordan after his kindergarten graduation this past June. Jordan reminded me very much of Cristian, and watching him suffer was like living through Cristian’s illness all over again. I and the entire Cristian Rivera Foundation extend our sincerest condolences to Jordan’s family as we are once again reminded how horrible DIPG is and why it needs to be cured within our lifetime.
John “Gungie” Rivera
Forever Cristian’s Daddy