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On December 31, 2015, Brooke Blake, a 7 year old, second grader, was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. DIPG, is a rare form of brain cancer in the pons area of the brain stem. The pons controls breathing, eating, walking, talking, swallowing among other things.  In the US, it effects between 200-400 children mostly between the ages of 2 - 11 years of age and has only 1% survival rate.  The medium survival is 6 to 9 months from diagnosis.
Brooke's journey of treatments since, has included 40 rounds of radiation, 4 brain procedures which includes 2 clinical trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering. After discovering that her tumor continued to show progression in the end of April 2017, Brooke was offered no other treatment for her. We were told to work with palliative/hospice care and take her home.
With that not being an option, we discovered a treatment in Monterrey, Mexico, that holds much promise for Brooke and many other children with DIPG.
Brooke has already traveled to Mexico 3 times and is receiving intra-arterial treatment along with immunotherapy treatment. She has been doing well and she is clinically doing well. She has an amazing spirit and funny character that keeps her moving forward.
These treatments are not covered by our insurance as we are out of the country. The intra-arterial treatment costs approximately $16k and the immunotherapy treatment is an additional $16k as well. Just for the treatments. Given that we need to bring Brooke to Mexico every 4 weeks, it does add up.
It is never easy to ask for help, but we find that so many people care and feel that they want to help in any way they can.
Thank you for your consideration and your prayers for our little girl, Brooke. We believe with all our heart that she will prevail and overcome this nightmare. She has the will and the belief that she will have a long and happy life.
Help her defeat the odds! Continue your prayers!
Love you all dear friends!
The Blake's

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On December 31, 2015, Brooke Blake, a 7 year old, second grader, was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. DIPG, is a rare form of brain cancer in the pons area of the brain stem. The pons controls breathing, eating, walking, talking, swallowing among other things.
Brooke's journey of treatments since has included 40 rounds of radiation, 4 brain procedures which includes 2 clinical trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering. After discovering that her tumor continued to show progression in the end of April 2017, Brooke was offered on other treatment for her. We were told to work with palliative/hospice care and take her home.
With that not being an option, we discovered a treatment in Monterrey, Mexico, that holds much promise for Brooke and many other children with DIPG.
Brooke has already traveled to Mexico 3 times and is receiving intra-arterial treatment along with immunotherapy treatment. She has been doing very well and she is clinically doing well. She has an amazing spirit and funny character that keeps her moving forward.
These treatments are not covered by our insurance as we are out of the country. The intra-arterial treatment costs approximately $16k and the immunotherapy treatment is approximately $16k as well. Just for the treatments. Given that we need to bring Brooke to Mexico every 4 weeks, it does add up.
It is never easy to ask for help, but we find that so many people care and feel that want to help in any way they can.
Thank you for your consideration and your prayers for our little girl, Brooke. We believe with all our heart that she will prevail and overcome this nightmare. She has the will and the belief that she will have a long and happy life.
Help her defeat the odds! Continue your prayers!
Love you all dear friends!
The Blake's
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