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Deany Defeats DIPG
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Deany Defeats DIPG


Submitted by: Annette Marie Long Bierl


Credits: Deany Strong/FB Group
32,559 views Feb 9
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Snuggelbearblue 580 points
This little warrior has DIPG yet still remains positive. When so many feel entitled to complain about insignificant issues, this little man just wants to live, go to school, and spread his infectious sunshine.  I hope that somehow Deany's request to meet his two idols becomes a reality for him. He even said Ellen was a nice girl! Such a compliment coming from this sweet child.  Deany has beaten the devastating odds so far by receiving experimental treatments.  He is undoubtedly helping other children who will receive the same diagnosis of DIPG.  His family still needs help! The treatments are not covered by insurance.  As Jimmy Kimmel said when his son was born with a heart defect, a child's life should not be decided because of money.  Please help Deany
+75 votes
Feb 9
Snuggelbearblue 580 points
it's amazing to see how many people have viewed Dean's video in such a short period of time.  He needs more people to view his powerful message. Everyone spread the word! Deany's wish to meet Ellen and bring awareness to DIPG is important to him, and all of us who have fallen in love with this remarkable little warrior. PLEASE HELP in anyway possible to make Dean's wish come true. #Ellenareyouthere #DeanyStrong
Tammy579 1,730 points
Deany is such a sweetheart!!  It hurts my heart to see what this little fighter has been through, but it warms my heart to know that he's not giving up AND he's there to support his friends who are fighting DIPG right beside him.  He deserves to get something that he wants...and he would LOVE to meet Ellen. We love you Deany!!!  #DeanyStrong
+71 votes
Feb 10
Ashanne29 730 points
Keep fighting Deany and hoping you get to meet Ellen!
Cbensinger 350 points
Deany and his momma deserve nothing but the best ❤️ They have been dealt a rough deck but they’re playing their hand and he’s gonna beat this thing!! Go Deany Go!
+68 votes
Feb 10
JenHilbert 570 points
#deanystrong is my hero! He fights harder than any little guy should! Please help him continue to fight!!
+63 votes
Feb 10
ValDisalvio 350 points
Hang in there, Deany! You are the strongest and most positive little boy I know! Keep fighting! We are all praying for you! #DeanyStrong
+61 votes
Feb 10
Dianna Lavidalie 410 points
Deany is such a sweet kid.  I have no doubt he will melt Ellen’s heart like he has everyone who has ever had the pleasure of getting to know him, even those like me who have never met him.
+61 votes
Feb 10
melmason 350 points
This little guy is so sweet, and such a fighter!  No matter what comes his way, he has a smile on his face.  He deserves the chance to continue his treatments so that he can have a long, full life.  Ellen is one of his heroes, and he would be so thrilled to get the chance to meet her!
+60 votes
Feb 10
Diamond jaye 390 points
Deany has a beautiful soul, such a sweet boy who deserves a chance to grow up.
+60 votes
Feb 10
Staciemom2 350 points
#DeanyStrong is such an understatement.    He is making medical history and paving the way for more lives to be saved!    An amazing young man and family.   Every day is a blessing.      Deany deserves all the blessings.❤
+59 votes
Feb 10
jhrusch 350 points
Deany - you deserve every good thing in the world. You are a brave fighter who never loses your smile through it all. Good luck on your quest to meet Ellen!
+55 votes
Feb 10
Jmat120 350 points
Keep fighting Deany!!! What a sweet, little guy.
+54 votes
Feb 10
dpratt 370 points
Keep fighting little warrior ❤️ I hope you get to meet Ellen & she puts a big smile on your face!!! Always praying
+54 votes
Feb 10
Abandavanis 1,480 points
I am Ashley, Deanys Mom. Deany watches all of your shows on YouTube and particularly loves the ones where you scare people. Anyway, he has been fighting an inoperable brain tumor for almost 11 months. He is just six. He knows exactly what he has and what could happen, but he could care less. He has such fight and will to live that he doesn’t let it phase him. When he was diagnosed we were given 9 months but he’s beaten it. He is in school and doing everything he should at his age, except for living with a monster in his head ready to attack at any moment. This cancer has no cure and is terminal upon diagnosis. He is a happy loving kid that has given so much to so many. He has taught so many people what life is about and how to see things differently. I am so beyond blessed to have been chosen to be his mom. I don’t know what I’d do without him. Treatment is expensive and we are out of money. If we stop this treatment he will die. That’s a fact. Him and his big brother are my worLdw. Thank you for reading. We love you Ellen.
+53 votes
Feb 10
Ashanne29 730 points
Prayers to you guys and hope he gets to meet Ellen!!
Cindie 690 points
Praying for you and Deany!  Keep fighting. ❤️❤️❤️
ablanks 340 points
Deany deserves this! He loves watching Ellen and he really needs help monetarily so that he can continue treatment in Mexico for DIPG. It’s unfortunate we don’t have the resources here in the United States to help him but he is seeing great results from the clinical trial in Mexico and needs to be able to continue the trial! Please pick him!
+52 votes
Feb 10
amandahogue 350 points
May all your dreams come true Deany!
+51 votes
Feb 10
Asaxton 390 points
This little guy is such a fighter. Our community has rallied behind Deany and his wonderful mama to get him the help that he needs. He is always happy at all of the fundraiser events and deserves the chance to grow up. Please help us help him!
+51 votes
Feb 10
Muhilly 350 points
Keep fighting Deany!!
+51 votes
Feb 10
Tammoo71 350 points
Deany is a bright sunny child and him and his mother are facing this monster and battling bravely. He has a smile that will brighten your day and melt your heart. So many children are fighting this same killer and its time to show people just who the ones fighting are and Deany would be a worthy spokesman thank you
+50 votes
Feb 10
deetucci 500 points
This boy deserves just as much as any other. Please help him. He needs this to survive. Why does his life or death have to be the difference of something so cruel as money. He’s fighting and winning. ELLEN PLEASE Help him fight and beat this demon DIPG!!
+49 votes
Feb 10
Herepiggypiggy 610 points
My life has been forever touched by this young man. Despite what he is battling, he always has a smile on his face and is so positive! He is a shining light in this negative world! I pray that everyone can learn from him and that in return we can continue to keep his treatments going and find a cure for this evil disease before more innocent lives are lost. Together we can accomplish this!! #deanystrong
+48 votes
Feb 10
mrsholland713 430 points
You are a HERO to so many Deany!!! I admire your strength! Keeping you and your family lifted in prayer!
+46 votes
Feb 10
Bsquare81 350 points
God Bless this little boy and his family!!! True trooper!
+46 votes
Feb 10
Alli❤️❤️ 350 points
Stay strong you beautiful boy. A cure needs to be found for this horrific disease. Big hugs to you Deany
+46 votes
Feb 10
JenHilbert 570 points
Please, please help this sweet boy!
+46 votes
Feb 10
Bkatz22 590 points
Such a sweetie! He deserves the world, definitely not the monster! We love you, Deany!
#Hestolemyheart
#Deanystrong
+44 votes
Feb 10
Sara2711 110 points
Please help this little sweet boy.  He deserves to be in this world for a much longer time with his loving family. #DEANYSTRONG
EPump 350 points
+43 votes
Feb 10
Omjordan 370 points
Praying that Ellen sees this. All the best for Deany and his family. #deanystrong
+41 votes
Feb 10
tbaltazar 1,500 points
Deany puts a smile on my face daily.  He Facetimes me about 3 times a day.  He is the most positive, inspirational person that I have met.  On my way to get blood drawn the other day Deany facetimed me to watch my reaction in getting my blood drawn.  Not because he wanted to tease me, but he did it because he thought I  would be scared and wanted to support me.  He is an incredible human being.  He deserves to be on Ellen.  Please make his wish come true. #Deanystrong
AGOS12 610 points
Keep fighting Deany! Ellen, sounds like he wants to meet you so much!!!!
+40 votes
Feb 10
RachelMae 350 points
This little boy deserves to fulfill his wish!! I hope that people see he's so spunky and cool and deserves to meet his hero eland fave person Ellen!
+40 votes
Feb 10
Ashanne29 730 points
Agreed! Praying he gets to see his wish fulfilled and meets Ellen!
itsEmDavis 610 points
Deany is such a strong, sweet, thoughtful boy. To not only have cancer as a child, but brain cancer, to have to travel to Mexico for treatments AND help fund raise for his treatments. He doesn’t sit around feeling sorry for himself...he LIVES each day. #DeanyStrong
+35 votes
Feb 10
tbaltazar 1,500 points
Very well said.  He is the most positive petson that I have ever met.
Lknobloch 340 points
Deany is a brave sweet boy.
+35 votes
Feb 10
sjohnson612 1,420 points
I really think he deserves to meet Ellen!
Axyle15 340 points
Ellen please help Deany! He has the biggest heart of anyone I know! He didn't want Christmas presents this past year all he wanted was a chance to live! He needs money desperately to continue his treatment  so he can keep fighting! #DeanyStrong
+34 votes
Feb 10
+33 votes
Feb 10
Servinhimalways7 350 points
This sweet boy deserves this! He's such a fighter, and has such a sweet heart and positive attitude. Please help make his wish come true!! <3 #deanystrong
+33 votes
Feb 10
Jenn314886 350 points
#deanystrong my son always is excited for the fund raisers they have at school for Deany....this boy is an inspiration to his peers as well as adults! Stay strong!
+33 votes
Feb 10
PleasePrayForDeany 570 points
#deanystrong please pray for this sweet child and his family.
+32 votes
Feb 10
BarbShaffer 690 points
Keep up the good fight Deany!
+32 votes
Feb 10
Luvalphvle 1,000 points
Imagine taking your child to the doctor.  Maybe he has a lazy eye and you're thinking he may need glasses.  Maybe he fell down at school and you want them to check for concussion.  But the doctor hits you with it out of nowhere: cancer.  You gather your thoughts and your shock and then you find your resolve and you ask the doctor what kind of treatment he's offering.  And the doctor says, gently, "I'm sorry, but there isn't any."

Take your baby home and love him.  Take him home and watch as this monster called DIPG grows larger in his brain stem.  Watch as he loses the ability to walk on his own, to swallow, talk, and breathe. Watch as his beautiful face you've kissed a million times is puffed up and stretched to the skin's limits from steroids.  Watch as your brave child goes through radiation treatments to MAYBE give you a little more time.  And try to hold yourself together and be strong for him as he watches all this happen to him, because DIPG patients are aware of everything that's going on.  Their higher brain functions aren't affected.  They are still the same kids inside until the end, watching as they lose abilities and functions day by day.

No matter what, your child received a death sentence when DIPG was diagnosed.  If you're lucky he'll have a year to live.  There hasn't been any significant change to "treatment" since Neil Armstrong's two-year-old daughter died of this disease in 1961.  Most of the research done is funded by private donations and the passion of parents and family members who have lost children because of DIPG.  It's unacceptable in 2018 in America that doctors have to say, "I'm sorry, there is nothing we can do" to a child diagnosed with cancer.  Please, please help bring awareness to this monster and share Deany's story.
+32 votes
Feb 10
sjohnson612 1,420 points
How devastating. We really need to talk about this more to get more awareness. Ellen would be a good platform, and Deany a great representative.
KnightScriber 370 points
Love this little guy! He makes your heart melt. Such a little charmer with a wicked sense of humor. He is sure to put a smile on any face!
+32 votes
Feb 10
Katiebug8 530 points
Keep fighting!
+31 votes
Feb 10
Apfeif_99 740 points
You have friends in Wisconsin Deany! Keep on fighting buddy!!!
+31 votes
Feb 10
Ashanne29 730 points
Such a sweet little boy! We would love to see him meet Ellen! #deanystrong
+30 votes
Feb 10
Holasucka 500 points
Deany has the deadliest brain cancer. He fights this monster with a smile on his face and with more strength than most adults. He's been through more than any child should ever have to go through. He deserves nothing but the best
+30 votes
Feb 10
ilovecody1 720 points
Deany is such a strong little guy!  He deserves all the happiness this world has to offer!
+29 votes
Feb 10
Darienne 780 points
Ellen would have a blast with Deany on the show! Tell me he is not just about the cutest thing you have ever seen. We love you sweet Deany and I hope you get to meet Ellen. #DeanyStrong
+29 votes
Feb 10
ilovecody1 720 points
Deany is such a fighter!  Stay strong and I hope you get to meet Ellen!
+28 votes
Feb 10
Stephay817 570 points
We love you Deany!
+28 votes
Feb 10
Jfinkbe 820 points
Such an inspiring young man.
+28 votes
Feb 10
TK Arkwright 400 points
Ellen please help Deany! He has the biggest heart and he loves you Ellen ❤
+28 votes
Feb 10
Momofjkcdda 350 points
Deany is so sweet.... it's hard to imagine being 6 and knowing the reality of what he faces.... he is always smiling.... he's been through so much yet he smiles and brings joy to others... what a wonderful blessing he is.... and his mom Ashley is fighting every day to do all she can to help him and other children fighting this horrible monster.... it would bring so much joy to the warriors who stand behind him in prayer and support to see his life touched by someone as wonderful as Ellen.... he deserves great things for the bravery he exhibits and the love and joy he shares with the world.... fight on Deany.... we love you!
+28 votes
Feb 10
tinsleyli 350 points
Deany is a walking miracle! Nothing is stopping him from fighting DIPG all while still being a first grader and doing the things other first graders do. He was a joy to have in kindergarten with his quick wit and funny personality. His smile can light up a room. His strength could move mountains! It is time we recognize this disease and how it effects our children. By helping Deany, we are getting the word out that more needs to be done to help others and Deany, too! #DeanyStrong
+28 votes
Feb 10
Brittanypruden 870 points
Keep on fighting deany! I hope you get your wish fulfilled to meet Ellen! We love you!
+27 votes
Feb 10
Ness3011 1,470 points
God bless you Deany!! You are an amazing little man! Good luck!
+26 votes
Feb 10
kcthomas5 870 points
Give this wonderful kid his dream of meeting you!! i mean you had a brain issue yourself; Dory :)
+26 votes
Feb 10
AudreyG768 350 points
This adorable little guy needs all of our support!  He and his family have to travel to Mexico for his treatments because he can get five treatments there for the price of one here in the USA!  That's just not right!  He deserves a fighting chance here!  Please help him.
+25 votes
Feb 10
Bdearwester 350 points
Deany you are one brave little boy!!
+25 votes
Feb 10
Autumn Casey 350 points
This little boy deserves the world! So strong and still fighting! #DeanyStrong
+25 votes
Feb 10
Amy Neu 880 points
What an amazing kid!  So glad his treatments are working but he needs awareness so he can be treated here in the US! #DEANYSTRONG
+24 votes
Feb 10
Skeeder116 590 points
Deany is one tough cookie!
+24 votes
Feb 10
Ference1 340 points
Ellen you have to meet Deany! He is the sweetest little boy and does not know a stranger. He will melt your heart guaranteed! No child should have to go thru this. Please pick him and help bring attention to this deadly disease
+24 votes
Feb 10
SFinizio 1,730 points
What a sweet boy. Breaks my heart that he is going through this but what a positive attitude he has!!! I hope he gets to meet Ellen and I pray he's able to stay in treatment.
+23 votes
Feb 10
Dumfordsu 720 points
Keep fighting Deany. So proud of the Pickerington community for supporting the treatment of this brave little boy.
+23 votes
Feb 10
Akiser0314 360 points
Keep fighting Deany! I sure hope you can meet Ellen!!
+23 votes
Feb 10
Emilyatstp 1,000 points
The whole community has been behind this little guy, with so many restaurants and schools and individuals hosting fundraisers, even his siblings walking around asking for donations at the farmers market. Please help him Ellen!
+23 votes
Feb 10
Hatch94 970 points
Keep fighting, Deany! We are all pulling for you!
+22 votes
Feb 10
LaineyJ 340 points
Deany is a fighter and warrior.  His family is too and I hope his dreams of meeting Ellen come true.
+22 votes
Feb 10
Mrhollbb 1,070 points
❤️ Deany is an inspiration to all. Keep fighting Deany!
+21 votes
Feb 10
Crandall99 350 points
Keep fighting Deany!  Such a strong and sweet young man with a strong support base!
+21 votes
Feb 10
Odebdo 350 points
Stay strong Deany!! I hope you can meet Ellen and continue to raise DIPG awareness!
+21 votes
Feb 10
ptphelan 360 points
Keep fighting Deany! You are an inspiration and I hope you get to meet Ellen!
+21 votes
Feb 10
krp6535 340 points
Keep fighting, Little Man!
+21 votes
Feb 10
Rachel Palmer 370 points
I first found out about Deany at a Zumbathon fund raiser last September. I had never heard of DIPG before that. Since then, as I’ve learned more about this family, I have been so impacted by Deany’s story and the sheer strength and grit of his mom. As a mom, I would do anything to save my kids, and I know how desperate she must feel at times. We need to keep Deany in treatment!! This clinical trial in Mexico is his only hope right now, but none of it is covered by insurance. They are living month-to-month, literally wondering if they can make the following month’s trip. Please help him, Ellen! We need to get the word out about this horrible childhood cancer and find a cure!
+21 votes
Feb 10
Davisne 380 points
Stay strong!!
+21 votes
Feb 10
Toniaosborn49 340 points
Praying this works
+21 votes
Feb 10
noehlers 350 points
Deany, you are an amazing fighter, and your Mom and Dad work so hard to keep you in treatment. We love you and pray that you will be cured!
+20 votes
Feb 10
Mnelson29 1,060 points
Deany is so BRAVE! We won’t stop fighting, fundraising, praying and supporting every effort until you are cancer free. #deanystrong
+20 votes
Feb 10
Mblake 350 points
You got this Deany!  Praying for you and all our little DIPG friends.  Brooke is fighting with you!
+19 votes
Feb 10
Nlkettell 490 points
Deany is such a fighter ! Adorable little guy. I hate that monster called cancer but that Monster is not keeping Deany down so far!  Laughter is the best medicine so Ellen Would do him lots of good!
+19 votes
Feb 10
CPierce32 710 points
Keep Fighting Deany! #DeanyStrong
+19 votes
Feb 10
Sarer_82 350 points
Deany and his family deserve this! No family should ever go through this. A little bit of hope could go a long way. The entire Pickeri gton, Ohio family supports this little guy!
+19 votes
Feb 10
KelseyAddy 1,130 points
My favorite picture of Deany is when he was helping his friend, another little boy, go through DIPG treatment. Deany had just been through his own round of treatment, and wanted to help his friend get through the pain with words of encouragement and by holding his hand. How does a 6 year old who has gone through so much still have such a big heart and so much to give? He is a wonderful example of what is needed in this world. #Deanystrong
+18 votes
Feb 10
stolavho 380 points
Hope you get to meet Ellen, Deany.
+18 votes
Feb 10
Kimbeauchamp 360 points
Deany is a warrior who shouldn't have to be, thrown into a battle with a terminal brain tumor that he's determined to beat. And he will defeat DIPG. He's already defied the odds and is still here making us all laugh with his ridiculously adorable sense of humor, and rallying supporters around the globe who all just want to give him a chance to grow up. Be a part of Deany's healing journey. He can do it with our help!
+18 votes
Feb 10
AccordingToNew 350 points
Deany has captured the hearts of our community.  He is such a kind and loving little boy who starts every day with a smile.
He's been in treatment for DIPG for almost a year, yet is constantly thinking about ways to help others who may not have toys under their tree, books to read or even a warm meal for dinner. Let's continue to work together to keep him in treatment.   Let's petition the insurance companies to consider covering his life sustaining treatment.  Let's pray for hearts to be softened and minds to be open to bringing the life sustaining  treatment to the United States so more children are able to benefit from it.
+17 votes
Feb 10
Cindie 690 points
Praying for you Deany!  Keep fighting!
+17 votes
Feb 10
Sjrsr21 480 points
#deanystrong forever ❤️
+17 votes
Feb 10
jenrueclaus 350 points
God Bless you Deany!
+17 votes
Feb 10
Quattro1983 820 points
Deany and his family have gone through so much. No child's life should have a price tag and no parent should have to face what these parents have. They are such strong people. They deserve the world!
+17 votes
Feb 10
Kaitlyn 540 points
@Ellen_Authentic #EllenDegeneres #Ellen
#ellenNation Please pick #DeanyStrong  He represents the thousands of children whose childhood has been robbed by DIPG.  These children seem fine one week and the next week they suddenly have trouble walking or their eye turns inward and the MRI reveals a tumor in the stem of their brain: DIPG  
These kids then spend all of their remaining days, weeks and months fighting to live.  These little warriors are willing to fight for as long as it takes and each of these children fight to their very last breath.  Sadly, if the family can only afford to seek treatment through insurance, their child's chance of survival in the United States is no better today than it was 60 years ago.  Why?  Because our legislators are not fighting to approve promising treatments!  Not only is our government not adequately funding research to save these kids, the FDA is not approving promising immunotherapy treatments that can save these kids' lives.  So either the parents take their child home to slowly, painfully watch them die OR they spend every penny they have and humbly fundraise to neighbors, friends, family, anyone who will spare a dollar so they can privately pay for treatments that are leading to a cure.  
Can you imagine having to fundraise to save your child's life???  How tragically horrific!
And why must they do this? Because insurance will not cover treatment that allows drugs to be interchanged as needed to adapt to the child's response and United States lawmakers are not pressing the FDA to approve treatments that are showing immense promise just across the border in Mexico.  
Ellen, please invite Deany to be on your Show! Introduce the world to this beautiful little boy, who happens to have the deadliest type of brain cancer that almost always strikes during the heart of childhood.  
Ellen, with your influence, you would not only bring awareness to DIPG but you would increase the chance for a cure to be found so that Deany (and every other child he represents) can stop spending childhood fighting to live and instead could just get back to playing and being a kid.
+17 votes
Feb 10
Jhaden 790 points
#DeanyStrong.   Ellen get this little fighter on your show!  Help parents see that there are more options out there to treat DIPG.   And hopefully get insurance company to start covering a treatment that is working.
+16 votes
Feb 10
lmarkworth 350 points
Good luck Deany!  May this dream and many more come true for you.  So many people are rooting for you.
+16 votes
Feb 10
Ptig78d 350 points
I love Deany's spirit! Good luck in the contest and I really hope you beat the brain cancer!
+16 votes
Feb 10
RebelSkater 350 points
Deany and his family are amazing! This kid is a true warrior. Him and his family deserve a break to just have some fun together! #Deanystrong is helping bring awareness to all the kids fighting DIPG - we need more awareness and research and better treatment in the USA !! Familes shouldn't have to be constantly fundraising to keep their kids alive. Please help this very deserving family Ellen!!
+16 votes
Feb 10
FreemeEllenNation 350 points
Deany and so many others are fighting cancer - it is sinful!!  Saddens me to see what these kids have to go through, but it they don’t giving up which is wonderful. Deany is there to support his friends who are fighting DIPG right beside him.  He and all the children fighting cancer deserves to get something that they want...and he would LOVE to meet Ellen so please select him to meet Ellen. @Ellen_Authentic
 #EllenDegeneres or #Ellen
+16 votes
Feb 10
Weezie 350 points
God bless you, Deany!  Go get ‘em you tough little man.  
+16 votes
Feb 10
Quattro1983 820 points
This boy and his family are amazingly strong people! No child's life should have a price tag and no parent should have to go through what they are. Hope their dreams come true!
+16 votes
Feb 10
Purplecrocheter 350 points
Warrior. Thank you for making more people aware of DIPG.
+16 votes
Feb 10
Bethkdecaro 350 points
Good luck buddy!
+16 votes
Feb 10
DMec 420 points
Please help Deany, this little boy and all the children with DIPG need help, their parents are told there is no hope... there has to be hope, there has to be research, there has to be something done to help these kids. PLEASE HELP THEM by bringing awareness to DIPG.
+16 votes
Feb 10
Alan.keidel 520 points
Good luck lets go Deany
+16 votes
Feb 10
11kids4emmy 370 points
You’re a warrior. Such an inspiration!
+15 votes
Feb 10
The0cleaner 1,250 points
Little Deany is an AMAZING Boy!  I have been following his story from the beginning of his diagnosis and I have so much love for this little guy and his family.  

#DeanyStrong
+15 votes
Feb 10
BEB29 340 points
Sending love and prayers.  May this sweet boy get his wishes.
+15 votes
Feb 10
djerrome 1,740 points
Good luck Deany!
+15 votes
Feb 10
Anna Ball 1,710 points
#Deanystrong ❤ Deany I love you so much! You are such an amazing little boy who has taught us all so much over the last 10 months. Your selflessness in your darkest hours shows what a true warrior you really are. It has been an honor being a part of your journey. You bring hope to those who don't have any. Keep fighting! I hope you get your wish to meet Ellen. I don't know anyone more deserving.
+15 votes
Feb 10
BrandiS 1,000 points
Keep fighting Deany, you are so brave and deserving of a lifetime full of opportunity and blessings. My wish is a cure for childhood cancer especially this monstrous tumor known as dipg. You are not alone and have slot of people standing behind you and all fellow dipg fighters and angels. Hopefully this will bring more attention to dipg
+15 votes
Feb 10
cawa 420 points
Sure hope that Deany gets his wish!
+15 votes
Feb 10
sjohnson612 1,420 points
I am so inspired by Deany, Ashley, and the rest of our community in supporting the family. I hate cancer, but especially pediatric cancer. Deany is such a warrior fighting this disease. He's always helping out at fundraisers and doing so much in addition to fighting DIPG. He's so deserving to meet Ellen, I can't wait to see that episode! #DeanyStrong
+14 votes
Feb 10
osualum2000 1,420 points
Deany deserves to win! Ellen, pick Deany! I'm sure he'd dance with you!!! #DeanyStrong
+14 votes
Feb 10
samshine23 370 points
Praying for you Deany - I hope all of your dreams come true and you get the chance to meet Ellen ❤️
+12 votes
Feb 11
KathleenLive 380 points
Our little Picktown hero brings a smile. Please don't let this smile fade. #deanystrong
+12 votes
Feb 11
Clamquahog 340 points
Keep fighting deany! We’ve never met but I can tell you are one amazing boy!!
+12 votes
Feb 11
Jordohhh 1,470 points
#Deanystrong Keep fighting little man! You can do anything!!
+11 votes
Feb 11
Eturteltaub 360 points
Deany we are all rooting to see you fulfill your dream of meeting Helen - who indeed is a wonderful human being. Go for it! #DeanyString
+10 votes
Feb 11
Ashley buckner 350 points
Deany deserves to be on the Ellen show! This boy is fighting a battle no child should ever have to!
+10 votes
Feb 11
Jered Fuller 350 points
Hi Deany, this is your buddy, Jered from Michigan! You and I sure have come a long way, haven't we, dude? You will always be my warrior brother, and I just want you to know that I love you oh SO much! I love our talks on the phone, and I am continuing to raise awareness to pediatric cancer, not only as an advocate but as a childhood cancer survivor as well. You will ALWAYS be a brother to me, and I love you with all my heart! Brothers in gold forever and always! ♥♥♥♥
+10 votes
Feb 12
krysta_134 520 points
Deany I sure hope you get to go see Ellen. I'm praying for you little man.
+9 votes
Feb 11
Atak78 330 points
Please Ellen regardless who wins this competition you need to meet this superhero and his amazing family I have never met them but I can’t think of a more deserving family please make Deany’s dream come true
+9 votes
Feb 11
Isamarie25 330 points
Vote for#DeanyStrong
+9 votes
Feb 11
Chelcrae90 330 points
The world needs to know more about DIPG, the lack of funding that goes towards it, and the lack of treatment options in the US. And they especially need to meet Deany!
+9 votes
Feb 11
Ak1383 330 points
Ellen please help us bring awareness to DIPG. It is killing our children and there is no cure for this horrible brain cancer. Please show a segment to raise awareness for the many children who are suffering from this horrible brain cancer! Thank you! #defeatDIPG
+9 votes
Feb 11
SAM2145 330 points
Deany you are a fighter! I hope you get your wish to meet Ellen and Logan.
+9 votes
Feb 11
bgrundey 360 points
❤️ such a sweet boy.
+9 votes
Feb 11
Cquattro9 540 points
Prayers for this family!
+9 votes
Feb 11
Ntree11 540 points
Keep fighting and stay strong! You are such an inspiration! I hope you get to meet Ellen and stay in treatment. I’m happy treatment in Mexico has been going so well for you! Keep hanging in there!
+9 votes
Feb 12
Schatz52742 100 points
May you get the donations you need to keep on fighting, Deany.  You are, so, strong and courageous.
Archerjess 320 points
Deany Strong! What an amazingly brave boy and family! No child should have to fight so hard, but this one does it with grace and love.
+9 votes
Feb 12
Elbell1988 320 points
You know a kid is an amazing fighter when an entire community comes together to help him and his family!! #deanystrong
+9 votes
Feb 12
Ncarr4206 320 points
Deany is such a brave boy! He fights his battle with courage. Help him meet Ellen! #deanystrong
+9 votes
Feb 12
mistymondy 330 points
Ellen - check out this little guy.  He is personality plus!!  I don't know him personally, but we live in the same community and follow his story.  Do yourself a favor - meet him!  You would enjoy him :)  And help to bring awareness to his awful diagnosis of DIPG.
+9 votes
Feb 12
Counselorbug 320 points
This little guy and his family are done of the most courageous and upbeat fighters I know.  No is  not an answer and Ashley will stop at nothing for her son! Please give this child a moment of his dreams and in the process a chance to educate the world on this disease and the many brave souls fighting this battle daily
+9 votes
Feb 12
Smith1cl 320 points
Stay Srong Deany..
+8 votes
Feb 12
nikana 310 points
STAY STRONG DEANY! YOU ARE A BIG FIGHTER! #deanystrong
+8 votes
Feb 12
Coolcar1980 300 points
Let's help this young family
+8 votes
Feb 12
gowicklessohio 430 points
Keep fighting Deany!!  
+8 votes
Feb 12
kathleenb 290 points
This little one deserves the chance to live a normal life.  We desperately need to spread the word about DIPG.
+7 votes
Feb 12
LanieOSU 1,590 points
Of course ALL types of cancer are devastating and, in a perfect world, we will one day find a cure for each and every one of them. But today, right this very moment, I can't help but to remain confused as to why more research and effort isn't put into childhood cancers. Children are our future! They are the future doctors and researchers of tomorrow. They've yet to live their life. And what childhood they have they lose because they are forced to grow up all too quickly as they prepare for the fight of their lives. No child should ever have to endure such a fate and no parent should ever have to hear the words "your child has cancer." But Deany's parents have had to hear those words and Deany has had to endure some pretty grown up stuff. But they suit up every day for battle nonetheless. They do so knowing that they are not only fighting for their family but fighting and making advances for so many other families dealt the same terrible deck. They fight for each other while the rest of the world is still painting everything pink instead of gold.

I may not be a doctor or a researcher but I can do my part to try and help Deany not only meet Ellen but do so while hopefully raising awareness about childhood cancer!

Good luck on your quest to meet Ellen, Deany! She'll ADORE you! Keep up the fight!
+7 votes
Feb 12
flyigirl 1,610 points
Deany has the deadliest brain cancer. He fights this monster with a smile on his face and with more strength than most adults. He's been through more than any child should ever have to go through. He deserves nothing but the best.  Stay strong and I hope you get to meet Ellen!
+7 votes
Feb 12
phyllispendergrass 350 points
I love you sweet boy, and hope you get to see Ellen!!  You are so brave and sweet. Every single video you make... makes me smile. You are adorable, and so handsome Deany!  You are truly MY HERO! I think you are going to beat DIPG, and show em' all how tough you really are buddy!!  Ellen would have a blast talking to you, and would love you so much. I just can't wait to see you on her show. I know you'll love talking to her and telling her all about DIPG and how we all want to end it forever so that no other kid has to go through all the tests and treatments...and just be able to be a kid... right Deany??  :)  You deserve to have your wish come true, and I just know it's gonna' happen for you. Keep fighting, and stay strong. Know that so many people are praying for you, and keeping you in their thoughts.  Hugs and love and prayers.  Mrs. Phyllis <3
+7 votes
Feb 12
iamcee 290 points
Deany and Ashley are such inspirations! Spread the word!
+7 votes
Feb 12
janetmm1 240 points
praying for you Deany!!!!
+5 votes
Feb 13
In2books 190 points
Best wishes Deany! We need to beat DIPG for these and future children.
+2 votes
Feb 14
KatSon 190 points
Keep fighting Deany, you deserve all the miracles life has to offer! Will keep praying for you, Ellen will love you when she meets you, she has a heart of gold just like you and your mommy!
0 votes
6 days ago
KatSon 190 points
Keep fighting Deany, you deserve all the miracles life has to offer! We will keep praying for you! Ellen will absolutely love you when she meets you, she has a heart of gold just like you and your mommy! Sending much love and many hugs
0 votes
6 days ago
Mer 150 points
I hope Deany continues to enjoy life to its fullest and gets to meet Ellen. He is such a strong sweet boy. DIPG desperately needs the attention that wonderful people like Ellen can provide. We need to find a cure so we don’t lose any more adorable children. Good luck Deany. I hope to see you on the Ellen show.
0 votes
6 days ago