On February 2, 2016 Charlie was diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), which is an inoperable, aggressive tumor in the brainstem for which there is no cure and only experimental treatments to buy time. Charlie has a quiet strength about him. He never complains about his situation and always tries to be positive. We appreciate each day of life that we are given, and have hope for a lifetime of tomorrows. Charlie wants to speak out for all children with cancer, so that they have a chance to grow up. When he found out that less than 4% of federal funding for cancer research goes to children, he went to the Cure Fest rally in Washington DC to be a voice for those children who cannot speak up for themselves. Thank you for helping to change the outcome by donating to research.