Girl whose print went viral dies of DIPG weeks after diagnosis

January 17, 2018 - photo frame

A 5-year-old Florida lady who was diagnosed with an assertive form of brain cancer in Dec 2017 has died, days after a print of a child with her grandfather went viral.

Ally Parker says her daughter, Braylynn, grown a idle eye in Nov 2017, and was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) a few weeks later. Braylynn’s health began to mellow fast after she was taken to a puncture room in early Jan 2018.

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“We were told (the initial night in a hospital) that she had between 24 and 48 hours,” Parker told TODAY Parents. “The alloy who gave us that time support came in after and told us she carried a support since she believed Braylynn could be fighting for several some-more weeks, even years.”

Parker updated friends and supporters on Braylynn’s condition by a Braylynn’s Battalion Facebook page, where she posted a distressing photo of her father, Sean Peterson, great during his granddaughter’s bedside. The photo, in that Parker hoped to uncover a existence of pediatric cancer, went viral.

Ally Parker

“I had no goal of that design removing as distant as it did,” pronounced Parker. “I had taken it usually to constraint a memory — to remind myself that this was genuine and it was happening.”

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Parker says her father is in bad health, battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and a precancerous form of myeloma, and has taken Braylynn’s illness hardest of anyone in her family.

“He hopes that one day, a dual of them will be sitting on a cot together again, examination ‘My Little Pony,'” pronounced Parker.

According to a Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation, usually 10% of children diagnosed with DIPG tarry for dual years following their diagnosis and reduction than 1% tarry for 5 years. The median presence time for kids diagnosed with a illness is 9 months from diagnosis.

Braylynn survived for usually a few weeks after her diagnosis, losing her conflict with DIPG on Jan 15, 2018.

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A orator for a family told TODAY Braylynn’s family and friends are sad by a loss.

In a Facebook post, Parker common a news of her daughter’s death, job for a heal for DIPG before some-more children are lost.

“She could light adult any room,” reads a post. “She was a princess with a strength of a soldier and she will never be forgotten.”

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