Our precious Daniel became our Guardian Angel on April 18, 2011 losing his courageous and brave battle with an Anaplastic Astrocytoma of the brain. We have now become Daniel's Avengers, one thing that Daniel really wanted to do was to make a difference. We as Daniel's family are determined to make a difference in his honor. One thing Daniel wanted so much along with his family was that no other family would have to face such heart breaking pain as he and his family had to suffer.
Each year, more than 185,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. An estimated 64,530 cases of primary brain tumors were expected to be diagnosed in 2011. Of that number, approximately 4,150 diagnosed will be children less than 19 years of age. Brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children under age 20, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in males ages 20-39, and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in females ages 20-39.
A brain tumor diagnosis will ripple across your entire life. Priorities shift. Every moment becomes more meaningful. Relationships become more loving. Time more precious.
At the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, they understand how overwhelming a brain tumor diagnosis can be and they are passionate about understanding the "how" and "why" of brain tumors. But they need our support to push their research forward at a faster rate to find a cure.
Please join our family and team Daniel's Avengers as to help make the difference as we take this journey to help make the difference in Daniel's memory.
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