Saint Bridget School’s Bake Sales Supports #WhyNotDevin

FRAMINGHAM – Students at Saint Bridget School held a two-day bake sale in honor of Devin Suau this week.

The students raised $1,174 for the Suau family on Thursday and Friday.

Devin Suau is a Stapleton Elementary student battling an inoperable brain tumor. The students took a photo with the words #WhyNotDevin

Christine and James Suau, have asked the community to raise awareness about the disease their youngest son is battling, with that hashtag.

Devin was diagnosed in January with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), which is a very rare and aggressive form of cancer typically found in children under the age of 10. Only 200-300 children in the U.S. annually are diagnosed with DIPG, which has no cure.  The tumor is located at the base of the brain and the top of the spine, and over time it will impact Devin’s essential bodily functions:  heartbeat, breathing, swallowing, eyesight, and balance.

The Suau family is hoping to find a cure for the disease, and hope that Devin will be the first to beat the diagnosis.

His aunt created a GoFundMe, in and in just a couple of days more than $100,000 has been raised. Presently, the fund has more than $175,000.

In FebruaryDevin and his family were invited to ride on New England Patriots Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady’s duck boat during the Patriots parade in Boston. Click here to see photos.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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