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Seeley Lake family donates 4-year-old daughter's brain to cancer research

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A Seeley Lake family lost their four-year-old daughter recently after she was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer. While the Trevino family mourns the loss of their sweet daughter, Addy Boo, they are continuing their fight to find a cure for DIPG.

The Trevino family has gone through the unthinkable losing their four-year-old daughter, Addy Boo, to a DIPG brain tumor.

Addy Boo's parents, Treay and Jennifer Trevino, still want to help raise awareness for this rare type of cancer. DIPG is a rare type of brain cancer that typically affects children between the ages of four to 11. There is currently no cure.

"She fought so hard and she went peacefully. She went very, very peacefully," says Treay Trevino, Addy Boo’s father.

It's an aggressive tumor that interferes with all bodily functions like movement, communication, and even the ability to eat and drink. 

This tumor took Addy Boo's life on October 18th, but her legacy will continue to impact people around the world.

"Let’s keep her going by spreading more of her message and her word. Her wisdom is inside of us and we can give that to people," Treay says.

"If I can get her and maybe we can keep stacking people, we can stand tall enough and bring some massive awareness to this monster,” Treay says.

Jennifer and Treay decided to donate Addy Boo's brain to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for study. 

The Trevino’s are hoping that Addy Boo's cancer cells could be part of a piece contributing to finding a cure or a medicine that will help DIPG cancer patients live a longer life.

The Seeley Lake community celebrated Addy Boo's life Saturday afternoon at 2 P.M at Seeley Lake Elementary School. Her parents say Addy Boo always loved school.

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