The Katie McKerracher Trust helps children with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma by,
helping patients and families understand what might happen and answer their questions through our DIPG Information Booklet (hardcopies are available as well as online version here)
providing financial assistance to patients to help them deal with practical day-to-day issues in whichever way is appropriate
working with health professionals to seek to improve treatment of Diffuse Pontine Glioma patients.
The girl with the big grin is Katie!
Katie was a fit, fun loving 10 year old when she was diagnosed on the 28th February 2008 with a Diffuse Pontine Glioma – a brain tumour on her brain stem. After a courageous fight, Katie sadly passed away just under a year later, on the 27th January 2009.
The Katie McKerracher Trust was established by Katie’s parents, family and friends to help other children with a Diffuse Pontine Glioma.
The Katie McKerracher Trust is a membership organisation limited by guarantee.
Cherrydene, Ettrickbridge, Selkirk TD7 5JL
Company Registration No: SC361381
OSCR Registration No: SC040653
Gift Aid Registration No: CR61890