Category Archives: The Faces of DIPG

There are many children who have battled this DIPG monster. Read more about those children and their families.

Tommy Ruddy

Team Tommy is Unequivocally ChadTough

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The resemblance was uncanny. Tammi Carr couldn’t believe how much little Tommy looked like her Chad. The same blonde hair and beautiful face that made you instantly fall in love. The connection she felt to Tommy Ruddy from looking at a photo grew to include his mom, Amanda, after they spoke over the phone. They…

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The Faces of DIPG: Tommy Ruddy

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Tommy Ruddy was a 5 year old giggling, kind, and genuine baseball and soccer loving kiddo from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He loved sports, dancing, Penn State, and the Philadelphia Eagles! He was obsessed with everything yellow, his family and friends, electronics and being goofy. Those who love him say he had gifts of genuine kindness.…

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Lexys Lamp DIPG

The Faces of DIPG: Lexys Lamp

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This is Crystal Lamp’s first Mother’s Day without her daughter, Lexys, who passed away November 23 after a 13-month battle with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG. Lexy was Crystal’s only biological child, leaving a gaping hole in her mommy’s heart when she left this world. Today also happens to be Crystal’s birthday. “It’s trying…

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