On January 22nd, 2007, 4-year-old Cristian was diagnosed with Pontine Glioma, which is an inoperable brain tumor located in the stem of the brain.
After the doctors examined Cristian and reviewed his MRI, we received the worst news of our lives. The tumor was inoperable and the average lifespan for a child with Pontine Glioma after diagnosis is 9 to 18 months.
Cristian fought his battle with Pontine Glioma for 2 years and a few days. Cristian