Framingham Community Hour Tuesday Focused on DIPG and WhyNotDevin Foundation

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FRAMINGHAM – Residents can learn about Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) and a Framingham Acts of Kindness Week (Oct. 20-27) honoring Devin Suau (a 6-year-old Framingham resident who passed away from DIPG in 2017): DIPG is a rare pediatric cancer that is aggressive, unforgiving, inoperable and has no known cure.

In 2017, the family of Devin Suau, a six-year-old Framingham resident, was told that he had just eight months to two years to live after being diagnosed with DIPG. On October 20, 2017, just shy of nine months following his DIPG diagnosis, and one week before what would have been his 7th birthday, Devin lost his battle with DIPG. In 2020, in Devin’s honor, TheWhyNotDevin Foundation to End DIPG was formed. The Foundation works tirelessly to aid and support families facing a DIPG diagnosis.

Join Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer and Devin’s Mom Christine Soutter to learn more about DIPG and how the City remembers him.

Attendees will be able to pose questions during the hour via Zoom’s Chat function.

If you cannot attend and have questions, please email kmcfalls@framinghamma.gov with the subject line: October 18 Community Hour.

Zoom information on how to join is here.

A video recording of the Zoom will be available following for those who cannot attend.

Framingham Remembers the Passing of Devin Suau on October 20, 2017, with Framingham Acts of Kindness Week (October 20-27): Devin’s memory reminds us every day to address the most pressing challenges with confidence, and look for opportunities in our community to serve, whether a small act of kindness, or a huge leap of faith. October 20 marks the fourth anniversary of Devin’s passing, and October 27 marks what would have been his 11th birthday.

Mayor Spicer, Superintendent Dr. Robert Tremblay, the Framingham City Council, and Framingham School Committee are joining to declare Wednesday, October 20, 2021, Devin Day – A Day of Friendship and Kindness; with a correlating week dedicated to Acts of Kindness from October 20-27 (#FraminghamKindness).

During this time, the City encourages all residents to recognize and perform acts of kindness and compassion above and beyond their daily interactions with friends, neighbors, and fellow residents.

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