Our Heroes Who Inspire Us

Dasia Atkinson

Dasia Atkinson

Location

Alabama

Type

DIPG

Diagnosed

03/2005


Hospital

St. Jude

Currently Battling

Yes

Chapter

N/A


Story

In March 2005 Dasia was diagnosed with DIPG when she was at age 7. She had never really been sick, no more than the common childhood colds or an occasional ear infection. But on that dreaded day we were told she had a very rare inoperable brain tumor. We sought out the best care we could find, which led us to St. Jude. There she went through Radiation and a Trial Study of Chemotherapy called Iressa. Dasia had 6 weeks of radiation and 3 years of Iressa.