The daughter of our colleague Brandon Huffman -- seven-year old Avery -- passed away after a seven and a half month battle with DIPG in February, and to support the newly-founded Avery Huffman Defeat DIPG Foundation, friend of the site Manny Chavez, of Siege Sports, has created a way for you to help end the scourge of DIPG.
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a brain tumor found in a part of the brain stem called the pons. The pons controls essential bodily functions such as heartbeat, breathing, swallowing, eye movement, eyesight, and balance.
DIPG affects children almost exclusively. Approximately 200-400 children in the United States are diagnosed with DIPG each year. These children are typically between the ages of 5 and 10. DIPG accounts for roughly 10-15% of all brain tumors in children.
These compression arm sleeves cost $15, with $5 for shipping. The entirety of the $15 price tag will go towards the Avery Huffman Defeat DIPG Foundation, and there is a currently limited first run -- only 100 sleeves in production at present, with a contingency for more, should demand merit.
The sleeves come in white and black, with accent colors of green and pink -- Avery's favorite colors.