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Caroline was a lively 11-year-old girl from Connecticut when she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).  She lost her battle, but not before touching the lives of so many, and encouraging us all to have a bright, sunny outlook on life.  She wanted to help others who were fighting similar battles, and so Caroline’s Miracle Foundation was born.  Today, the foundation works to grant “mini miracles” for children suffering from DIPG, keeping Caroline’s lively, generous spirit alive and well.

When Jim Goldberg, the founder of Deep River Snacks, heard about Caroline, he knew he needed to do something.  He and his wife arranged a big potato sack race event.  Attendees donated money to buy a sack, decorated them, and entered design contests and races.  Caroline was supposed to visit for a few minutes to say “thank you” to everyone who organized and attended the event.  She had so much fun that she stayed for hours, and had to be forced to leave because of exhaustion.  She laughed, played, and smiled all day.  It was the last time she was physically able to smile, and she lost her battle with DIPG just a few days later.  Caroline’s mother believes that the event was the equivalent of Caroline’s wedding.  It was her big, all-about-me celebration, and deservedly so.  We have a special connection with Caroline’s Miracle Foundation to this day, and together with them, we strive to improve the lives of children suffering from DIPG.

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