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Financial & Other Resources

We have compiled lists of other foundations that can help with financial assistance and emotional-support services. Our lists are not exhaustive. There are additional resources available, many times focused more…

Accepting Help from Friends

This period can be overwhelming as you grapple with the best way to process the information provided at diagnosis and to make decisions regarding medical care. Many will ask, “What…

Glossary

Adjuvant Treatment given after the initial treatment. Blood Brain Barrier A group of tightly woven blood vessels surrounding the brain that acts as a defense mechanism by not allowing harmful…

About Us

The ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation is proud to work together with My DIPG Navigator Partners to provide dedicated Nurse Navigators who offer reliable information to help families understand and manage…

Program Inspiration

On May 17, 2019, a 20-year-old college student named Jace Ward discovered he had DIPG. Doctors told Jace and his family that he had less than a year to live….

ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation®

In the fight for a DIPG and DMG cure, we help patients and families by funding game-changing research and providing navigation throughout their journey. To date, the foundation has committed…

Partner Organizations

My DIPG Navigator Partners work collaboratively with ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation to make this program accessible to every family in need who is interested in the help. My DIPG Navigator…

Home

Get support from nurses who understand DIPG/DMG and the journey families face. Our dedicated DIPG/DMG navigators are here to help (available in the United States only). Some of the ways…

About DIPG and DMG

About the Disease Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) and diffuse midline glioma (DMG) are brain tumors that are typically diagnosed in children and can also be found in young adults….

Financial Considerations

This journey can often cause a financial strain on the family. In addition to the resources listed here that can provide financial relief in a variety of ways, the following…