Unravel is a 501(c)3 nonprofit working to bridge the gap in funding for pediatric cancer research. With the help of warrior families and their communities, Unravel raises awareness of the need for this research and the funds to support it.
Unlike the typical grant funding model, Unravel gives unrestricted funds to innovative pediatric cancer researchers, which removes barriers and accelerates the development of more effective and less toxic treatments for children with cancer.
Jennifer (JLK) was a beautiful 6 year old who was born with glitter in her veins. She sparkled from the inside out and brought out the sparkle in everybody she met.
Jennifer was diagnosed with DIPG on her 6th birthday. DIPG is a type of brain tumor that has no real treatment options and no cure. It is terminal upon diagnosis. The average life span for someone with this tumor is 9 months from diagnosis. Jennifer lived 3.5 months.
Jennifer’s tumors were donated and a cell line has been created from them. Jennifer will be part of finding a cure and her family and friends want to do their part too. Unravel is how we are doing it, spreading knowledge and raising funds. Because knowledge is like glitter… it sticks with you and multiplies, and once we know better, we can do better.