My sister said it best, "Devastation doesn't even begin to describe the news our family received..." A week ago, June 12, 2017, my sister, Carrina and Brother-In-Law, Nelson took my 3-year-old niece, Piper, to children's hospital for what was originally thought to be an ENT issue. An MRI revealed the symptoms were actually caused by a mass in her brain stem. She was diagnosed with DIPG, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare and aggressive brain tumor that is inoperable and occurs only in children. Following her confirmed diagnosis through biopsy, she will next undergo six weeks of daily radiation, which is expected to slow the growth to some degree. They say patients with DIPG live an average of 9 months after treatment, but it is a terminal brain cancer that effects just 200 children a year. Thank you all for the love and strength and support you've sent Carrina, Nelson and our family so far...keep it coming! They need every prayer they can get as this is absolutely going to require nothing short of a miracle for this beautiful little girl. ❤️ We are raising money not only to help with medical expenses but also to make sure her parents are able to fulfill Piper's hopes and dreams no matter how big or small without financial worry. Every single day with Piper matters, so we're helping however we can.