Thea's Story

Thea's Star of Hope brings Hope to every family touched by pediatric brain tumors.

Our Beginning

Trisha Danze, Thea’s mom, founded Thea’s Star of Hope in 2011 with a mission to improve the treatment experience for kids with brain tumors.

“Star of Hope” is the embodiment of Thea’s positive outlook and a testament to the indelible spirit so many diagnosed children maintain despite terrifying diagnosis, painful treatment and an uncertain future.

Our Purpose

Why It Matters

Thea's All Stars

Meet Justin Wire

15 months ago, Justin had taken a spill on his skateboard while riding at his favorite skatepark. He was taken to a local emergency room with what were thought to be concussion symptoms. A CAT scan soon revealed a severe case of hydrocephalus. Justin was then airlifted to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he underwent emergency brain surgery to relieve the pressure in his brain and was then diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem glioma (tumor).

Read more of Justin's story and those of Thea's All Stars.

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Please let us know how you would like to help kids with brain tumors live and not just survive.

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