Our Angels...

Our Mission

  • Establish the world’s leading neuro-oncology translational research laboratory
  • Help cure pediatric brain tumors
  • Increase awareness of pediatric brain tumors, specifically Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas ("DIPGs")
  • Approve grants to support pediatric brain tumor research at healthcare, education & medical research facilities throughout the United States

2011 Moms & Dads For Mikey - Soaring Towards a Cure Video
2011 Moms & Dads For Mikey
– Soaring Towards a Cure Video
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Mikey Czech Today Show October 2009
Jennifer & Steve Czech
NBC Today Show Interview
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Mikey Video Clips
- Miles for Mikey 2009
- Meets Pope Benedict XVI

- CBS News
- CT News 12

Upcoming Events!!!

There are no more upcoming events in 2015.


Mikey's Story

Mikey Czech2James Michael “Mikey” Czech was born on January 6, 1997.  The younger of two children, Mikey was a happy, athletic, intelligent, caring, perpetually optimistic young man with boundless enthusiasm.  He loved to run fast, work hard, listen to the Doobie Brothers, play his favorite sports of baseball and tennis and was a huge Yankee and Roger Federer fan.  Mikey was a loving brother and son whose laugh was contagious and who had a huge smile that lit up a room and captured your heart.   

On January 6, 2008, his 11th birthday, life as our family knew it, ceased to exist.  Our only son was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), one of the most aggressive and deadly forms of brain tumors diagnosed in children between the ages of 5 and 11. DIPG’s are inoperable, incurable and unable to be biopsied.  Approximately 80% of patients diagnosed with DIPG’s die within one year of diagnosis; 90% die within five years of diagnosis.


Sydney's Giving Tree - Monthly Donations

Mikey's sister Sydney came up with this idea. She wants to help cure pediatric brain tumors so no other family has to lose a child or a sibling.

Please help us cure pediatric brain tumors, particularly DIPGs, by making a recurring donation on Sydney's behalf!!!!

My Little Angel

Best Brother
Of them all No matter how big or small

Able to survive
A deadly disease
And nothing could stop him
As much as he pleased

We got in fights
Like normal siblings do
But now I see
Everything come through

People may say
We look exactly alike
But I didn’t know
Until that night

Died of a brain tumor
Failed to survive
But he always tried
And tried
And tried

I will love him forever
No matter what it takes
Even though its sad at times
My little angel
Helps me through it all

My little angel
Always and forever

Love, Sydney


"I seldom ask for miracles, but today one would do, to have the front door open & see you walking through.  A million times I've missed you, a million times I've cried. If love alone could save you, you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still.  In my heart you hold a place that no one else could ever fill.  It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone.  Part of me went with you the day God called you home."
Author Unknown