Medical Park Rehab and Pascagoula Rehab Services accept the Lemon Face Challenge from Singing River Health Systems!
The Lemon Face Challenge is to help spread awareness for DIPG. DIPG is Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma and it is a rare and deadly pediatric brain cancer. DIPG has a survival rate of less than one per cent, and usually affects children between the ages of four and eleven. This disease has affected several children in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area.
DIPG affects the pons portion of the brainstem, rendering nervous system function impossible. Symptoms include double vision, inability to close the eyelids completely, dropping one side of the face, and difficulty chewing, swallowing, and breathing.