Liberty’s Hearts

Meet-ups and retreats for bereaved DIPG families

We believe nothing creates strong, lasting connections between DIPG families as well as encourages families to learn how to live with their grief in their own way like in-person time with other DIPG parents and siblings, enjoying activities and each others’ company and providing understanding in a tranquil setting.

We will be offering family meet-ups where those within “local” driving distance (ie a couple hours) of central Massachusetts can come to a DIPG family meal at no cost to them.

We will be offering one-day meetups for those within “local” driving distance (ie a few hours) of central Massachusetts inclusive of lunch, dinner, and activities for adults and children such as but not limited to a scavenger hunt, drama play, crafts, group share, and honoring our DIPG children.

We have raised enough funds to be able to do the family meals and the one-day programming, but haven’t held them due to safety concerns over COVID-19. Meetups – and multi-day retreats – coming in 2023!

We will be offering all-inclusive multi-day bereavement retreats at a retreat center in New England. These will include travel costs for families in the US and Canada, all meals, and activities for adult and children. Activities may include counseling, drama play, art and music therapy, swimming, hot tubbing, family photoshoots, group share, and honoring our DIPG children.

(Activities are examples and no specific activity is guaranteed.)

Please sign up to our mailing list if you’d like to be notified when applications are available for meet-ups and retreats.

Also please sign up for the mailing list and email us if you’d like to volunteer to provide a service at these events such as massage, art therapy, or music therapy.

For Liberty's 11th birthday in August, the only thing we want is donations to the Love for Liberty Arnold-Simon DIPG Foundation to help bereaved pediatric cancer families as well as our local community. Every penny will go directly to funding the foundation’s unique programs. Donate through our fundraiser on Facbook, or you can donate to Love for Liberty Arnold-Simon DIPG Foundation through our donate page. Thanks for your support!