The Pounding For Parker Foundation was born from a perspective that pediatric cancer does not have the awareness and more importantly, the funding for research that it deserves. Our mission started in 2015, when then five-year-old Parker underwent a series of MRIs, which revealed a tumor on his spine.
A biopsy revealed that he has an extremely rare glioneuronal tumor, more specifically a disseminated oligodendroglial cell-like leptomeningeal tumor. His cancer had disseminated down his spine and up into his lower brain. Like nearly all cancers of the brain and central nervous system, there is no cure for Parker’s disease.
This must change. The Pounding For Parker Foundation is dedicated to advancing research for pediatric brain tumors and improving the quality of life of childhood cancer survivors.