A young boy diagnosed with DIPG with progressive loss of function and ability to communicate was granted a communication application for his iPad. The app was formatted for his physical needs and allowed him to voice his thoughts and desires at home and while with the medical team. The patient and his family said that it was invaluable to his quality of life and ability to be heard.
Communication Application and iPad:
Another grant was given to a little girl also diagnosed with DIPG. This family has many financial barriers to getting medical care. The family did not have the technology to use the communication application that was recommended. The gracious funds from the Mithil Prasad Foundation went towards the purchase of an iPad mini and the communications app for this patient.