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DIPG Awareness - 2024

"Mithil has DIPG and 8-10 months to live!" that's the first time our family heard about DIPG, a devastating pediatric brain tumor that is terminal upon diagnosis. May 17th is DIPG awareness day and on this day (and everyday), if you ever hear of a child facing this diagnosis, please guide them to free and trusted resources. Every bit of support helps.

Resources for DIPG


Our foundation’s co-founder, Sarva Channarajurs was invited to the White House to moderate a panel on Cancer Moonshot Childhood Cancer Forum on Sep 22nd, 2023. The event convened key advocates, patients, oncologists, researchers, and administration officials to share updates on policy, public and private sector initiatives, and discussed areas to work on to deliver better outcomes for childhood cancer patients and families.

Watch Panel Discussion


Radiant, kind, goofy, compassionate, and intelligent are some of the few words Mithil's family and friends would use to describe him. In his 13 short years he managed to be the epitome of all these characteristics. Unfortunately, we lost such a beautiful soul to DIPG on November 27th, 2016.

About Mithil

Our Journey

When you lose someone as precious as a child, a brother, a best friend, there are no words to describe the loss. For our family the only way to begin the process of healing, in this implausible journey of survival, is to support the DIPG community.

Our Journey

About DIPG

How do you react when you are told that your child has DIPG, a disease with a prognosis of about 6-8 months? Where do you look for answers when no one knows what causes DIPG and the prognosis has been the same for the past 60 years? 

Learn About DIPG


Our foundation plans and organizes various fundraising events and information sessions throughout the year. Please check out our events page for upcoming and past events.

Our Events


Our foundation’s mission to support DIPG research and patients is made possible by your generous support!


There are many ways for you to get involved. You can make donations online or send checks to “Mithil Prasad Foundation, 3085 Lismore Ct, San Jose, CA 95135”. You can also volunteer for various events and administrative work. Choose one that works for you and thank you!

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