Angel Myers fell to the floor when she learned her only child had the same rare and terminal brain tumor that had already killed two Ocean Springs children. She doesn’t remember her fall — only the neurosurgeon on the floor with her, holding her tight and trying to comfort her. Seven-year-old Sophia Myers, the doctors told her parents, had anywhere from nine to 12 months to live. “When they told us what was happening, it was the worst day of my life,” said Sophia’s father, Josh Myers.
Parents want to know why their three children have suffered from the same rare and deadly brain tumor in a relatively small geographic area of Ocean Springs. An Ocean Springs pediatrician reported the third case of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, to the Mississippi State Department of Health, asking for confirmation that the number is high. State Epidemiologist Paul Byers said the number of cases, though elevated, is too statistically small to draw a conclusion.
Ocean Springs pediatrician Dr. Van Wurm reported the third case of a rare and inoperable brain tumor known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, to the Mississippi State Department of Health. “In June 2017, I contacted the State Department of Health epidemiology department to confirm that there was indeed an increased incidence of DIPG during the time frame 2009 to 2017 in Ocean Springs,” Wurm said.
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