Liberty's Loves, a bereaved DIPG sibling pen pal program
Welcome to Liberty’s Loves, a DIPG sibling pen pal program for all bereaved DIPG siblings between 2-21 years of age, offered by the Love for Liberty Arnold-Simon DIPG Foundation.

We believe it’s important for bereaved DIPG siblings to foster strong connections to other bereaved DIPG siblings who understand what they have experienced and continue to go through.

All accepted applicants will receive an age-appropriate pen pal kit including stationery, pens, pencils, stickers, envelopes, stamps, and maybe even a few surprises! Some items may have Love for Liberty Arnold-Simon DIPG Foundation branding. No item is guaranteed.

Applicants under 18 must have parental permission and applications must be filled out by the parent and sibling together. All information is confidential except where needed to facilitate the pen pal connection.  

Siblings are matched using factors such as but not limited to location, age group, age of DIPG sibling when they passed, common interests, gender, birth order, similarities in sibling's DIPG battle, and so forth including any preferences stated in the application.

There is no limit to the number of siblings in a family who can sign up to this program, but a different application will need to be filled out for each sibling. You may receive one kit for your family with items for all of the children.

Siblings can be anywhere in the world, but applicants may choose to only have a pen pal in their own country, and those outside the US may or may not receive a kit depending on postage costs.

Siblings over the age of 13 with parental permission may choose to decline the paper kit and connect with their pen pal over email or social media websites such as Facebook, Whatsapp, and Snapchat as well as via video calls such as Skype, Google Talk, and FaceTime.

To ensure the best chance of making a strong connection with a fellow DIPG sibling, siblings must commit to being a pen pal for at least one letter a month for six months, although we recommend for the best experience that each pen pal contacts the other more often.  Anyone not meeting the minimum requirements may be suspended or removed from the program.
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Email *
Part 1: Sibling and Parent Questions
Questions about the DIPG sibling and their parent(s) or legal guardian(s).
Name of Sibling *
Mailing Address of Sibling *
Country of Residence *
Birthdate of Sibling *
Gender of Sibling *
Birth order of sibling *
Email address of sibling (if applicable)
Email address of parent *
Phone number of parent *
Interests of sibling *
How old was sibling when DIPG child diagnosed? *
How old was sibling when DIPG child died? *
Religion of family
Gaming usernames of sibling (eg Roblox)
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Part 2: DIPG Child Questions
Questions about the child who had DIPG.
Name of DIPG child *
Age of DIPG child when diagnosed *
Age of DIPG child when died *
Date of DIPG child’s diagnosis *
Date of DIPG child’s death *
Gender of DIPG child *
Birth order of DIPG child *
Interests of DIPG child *
Please tell us whatever info you’d like to share about the DIPG child’s battle *
Website, FB page, or CaringBridge for DIPG child
Foundation name for DIPG child, if applicable
Foundation website for DIPG child, if applicable
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Part 3: Agreements and Preferences
If the sibling is under 13, this is the last section for you!
Do you commit to being a pen pal for at least one letter a month for six months? *
Are you okay with having a pen pal from a different country? *
Are you okay with having a pen pal of a different gender? *
Our pen pal families encompass different religions, races, ethnicities, and many other things! If there is any information you think could be helpful in placing you with a family that shares your values, please let us know,
Do you have any other preferences in a pen pal we haven’t asked about?  If so, what?
Part 4: For Teens and Young Adults
Questions only for those over the age of 13.
If you’re over 13, do you want the paper kit?
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If you’re over 13, please list your social media and gaming platforms and usernames here
If you’re over 13, please provide your own phone number if you have one
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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