In furtherance of the N8 Foundation’s goal of driving research to ultimately defeat DIPG, using funds raised from past fundraising events, the N8 Foundation fully funded a full-time research position at Stanford focusing entirely on DIPG! Since we are funding 100% of the position, they even named the position after our foundation – The N8 Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship in DIPG Research!
In October, our board traveled to Stanford to visit the lab and meet the team. While there, we were able to see the live cell lines that the doctors and researchers were able to establish from Nathan’s tumor. While it was extremely difficult to see these tumor cells from Nathan still “thriving” and growing in a petri dish, it was also reaffirming and comforting to us to know that even though he is gone, he is still leading the fight to find a cure for this horrible disease. In fact, we learned during our visit that in the time since he passed, the cells had multiplied into the millions and the team was actively shipping them (free of charge) to other research labs and facilities all over the world, including as far as Europe and Australia. Amazing!!!
Thank you Dr. Michelle Monje and her team!