Taylor and Danielle Guillemette received the devastating news that their 7-year-old son Porter was diagnosed with Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an aggressive brain tumor that is very difficult to treat because of its location in the brain stem. Porter spent a week at Boston Children’s hospital right after the diagnosis with his parents by his side. A biopsy was done to find the specific mutation and set a course for treatment. He has started radiation therapy that will continue through the beginning of March. This will try and slow the growth of the tumor. They will soon start clinical trials in the hopes of finding a cure.
Porter is a funny, extremely smart, energetic, and polite kid who definitely takes after his parents. He excels in second grade at Acushnet Elementary and his good-natured personality always puts a smile on those around him.
His father is a firefighter in New Bedford.
A GoFundMe page has been set up fo help the Guillemette family during this crisis.
Visti https://tinyurl.com/yckv557k to learn more about Porter and his family, and to donate.
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