This afternoon Vicksburg Daily News was honored to be asked to participate in a drive by parade to show support for two year old Dahlia Grissom.
The child has been diagnosed with a DIPG tumor.
DIPG, or diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, is an aggressive and difficult to treat type of brain tumor found in the brainstem that primarily affects children.
Her Mother Tina Grissom said the family has been conferring with doctors about a possible course of treatment for the child including seeking treatment at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN.
This is the same illness that claimed the life of Vicksburg teen Natalie McMillan last year.
We ask you to join our staff in lifting this precious child and her family in your thoughts and prayers.