Jace Ward DIPG Research Fund
100% of funds raised will go toward DIPG Research
Jace says, "1.2M might seem like a long shot, so is doubling my life expectancy. I believe this story isn’t finished quite yet. Early on $1.2M was required for a trial I could not access so why not try to swing one more big blow against DIPG. One day the kids WILL win. Why not now?“
Childhood cancer fighter Jace Ward from Kansas is thrilled that he will be attending the Superbowl this weekend thanks to the generosity of Anthony Sherman of the Kansas City Chiefs.
While he looks forward to seeing his home team in the Superbowl, he’s
even more excited about the opportunities to raise awareness of a type of
childhood cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or DIPG for short.
On May 17 of 2019, an MRI revealed that Jace had DIPG which is an aggressive, inoperable, currently uncurable cancer within the pons area of the brain stem. Because of this diagnosis, his doctors expected that he would only have about 9 months to live.
Through the grace of God and because of very recent advances in
medicine, he is alive today. Less than two months ago, DIPG was taking over his
body but a clinical trial helped shrink his tumor enough to reduce many of the
Because of this new treatment, he will be able to enjoy the Superbowl with his father. They will be making memories of a lifetime as father and son.
This extra time means the world to Jace but he wants to do more. Very few people know about this monster called DIPG and he wants to change that reality. He wants to be a voice for the children with no voice and put a bright spotlight on this awful disease. He wants to make a difference for all children diagnosed with DIPG and their families – He wants them to have HOPE for a future.