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Blaize and Emily Feduchin-Pate realized their son Atticus was noticeably struggling to walk without falling down. After many doctor visits and an MRI, Atticus was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) growing on his brain stem. Doctors expect Atticus will only survive this condition for the next nine months. With the potential for helping other children in the future, Blaize and Emily have given doctors permission to try an experimental drug on Atticus — even though there is no guarantee it will cure him.

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