9-year-old with terminal brain cancer dies nearly 3 years after diagnosis

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Louisville 9-year-old with terminal brain cancer dies 3 years after diagnosis

Updated: 4:38 PM EDT May 21, 2021

A 9-year-old with terminal brain cancer died early Friday morning. For years, the Louisville community rallied around David Turner Jr. following his April 2018 diagnosis of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a terminal cancer growing on his brain stem. David died “without pain” shortly before 4am on Friday, his family said, according to a post in the Facebook group David’s Adventure DIPG. According to David’s GoFundMe page, his family was told by doctors that a child’s life expectancy is only nine months. after a DIPG diagnosis, so they launched the ‘David’s Adventure’, Facebook page, an outlet highlighting his experiences. He will keep removing items from his bucket list for as long as he can; when he gets approved by his doctors, ”the page said David was honored at the Kentucky State Capitol recently by Governor Andy Beshear for DIPG Awareness Day on May 21, 2021. Ice Cream Day, a promise he made to David before his death. Officials say DIPG affects 200 to 400 children annually.

A 9-year-old with terminal brain cancer died early Friday morning.

For years, the Louisville community rallied around David Turner Jr. following his diagnosis of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in April 2018, a terminal cancer growing on his brain stem.

David died “without pain,” shortly before 4am on Friday, his family said, according to a post in the Facebook group David’s Adventure DIPG.

According to David’s GoFundMe page, his family was told by doctors that a child’s life expectancy is only nine months after a DIPG diagnosis, so they launched the “David’s Adventure,” Facebook page, an outlet that showcased his experiences.

“He will keep removing items from his bucket list for as long as he can; if it’s approved by his doctors,” the page said.

David was honored by Governor Andy Beshear recently at the Kentucky Capitol on Tuesday for DIPG Awareness Day.

In a post on Facebook, Beshear proclaimed May 21, 2021, David Turner Jr. Ice Cream Day, a promise he made to David before he died.

Officials say DIPG affects 200 to 400 children annually.

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