MEET OUR FAMILIES

The WhyNotDevin Foundation to End DIPG mission is to help families with a child diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, both financially and emotionally.  We also take an active roll in spreading awareness for a "rare" disease that gets little to no funding.

The Kalis Family

Derek Kalis was 15 years old when he was diagnosed with DIPG last October. Derek is one of six children- the oldest being a freshmen in college and the youngest just six years old. Rebecca and Derek, Derek Jr.'s parents, took him for radiation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, about 2 hours from where they reside.  They are now enrolled in a trial at Stanford, where some progress is starting to be made.  Please keep this wonderful family in your thoughts and prayers.