One month prior to Aidan turning 4, he was diagnosed with an incurable and inoperable brain stem tumor, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). He courageously completed 30 days of radiation at CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)and as a result had significant tumor reduction, but since we knew this was NOT a cure, he was enrolled in a clinical study in Pittsburgh, PA. Aidan, along with his parents, traveled to Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital every 3 weeks to receive a trial vaccine and MRIs. (The goal of the vaccine is to teach the body to attack the tumor cells.)
The family has now made it their mission to help educate families on the ALARMING childhood cancer statistics while raising money for more research. It is thanks to foundations like Alex’s Lemonade Standthat Aidan’s clinical trial was available to Aidan.
Aidan inspired us DAILY with his constant bravery, he is a true Superhero to SO MANY people.