Abbie’s Army is a children’s DIPG brain tumour research charity, formed in loving memory of Abbie Mifsud. She was a beautiful daughter and brave little girl who lost her fight with an inoperable and incurable (DIPG) brain tumour on September 13th, 2011. She was just 6 years old.
Each year 450 UK children are diagnosed with brain cancer. Among these there is a tumour so DEADLY there is NO effective treatment or CURE – Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or DIPG. Responsible for 80% of ALL brain tumour deaths we aim to raise vital research funds & give HOPE to DIPG families.
Every 9 days a child is diagnosed with this rare and fatal tumor that has a 0% survivial rate. Every 9 days a family has their lives changed forever and a childs fate is sealed too early, too young, too soon. Abbie passed away 5 months after her DIPG diagnosis.
Our mission is to raise awareness and contribute funding for DIPG research. DIPG affects 40 children a year in the UK with no direct Government funding, all research is supported by the parent led charities who have all lost a child to the disease. It may be too late to help our beautiful daughter but we can all commit to helping the DIPG families of the future.
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