Cookbooks for Sophia

Sophia Bendes is a 4 year old from Indiana. Sophia was diagnosed with DIPG last year in August and is currently undergoing treatment in Cincinnati. One part of our mission is to help local families facing the same diagnosis as Wayland. Therefore, we as a foundation have decided to set up #OperationCookbooksforSophia. The proceeds from every cookbook sale will go directly to Sophia and her family. We are so excited for this campaign! Please buy a cookbook today and offer hope to this amazing family. Click here to purchase your's today! If you are interested in following Sophia's story, her family has set up a Facebook Page, Praying for Sophia. 


How to help

Wayland lost his life to DIPG, but we won't stop fighting in his honor. We plan to live the rest of our lives keeping Wayland's memory alive and raising funds to help researchers find a cure. We especially want to help the research physicians at Stanford University, where we donated Wayland's tumor and brain.  


We started this website to take all of you, Wayland's Warriors, along with us on our journey without Wayland. We also want to keep you posted on our fundraising efforts. We ask for your support, in any way you can; prayers, spreading awareness, friendship or raising funds. Please join us in our fight for the kids and families who still battle this nasty disease. Be sure to watch the website for new DIPG research developments and upcoming events.


Reach Out!


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If you are interested in doing more for our cause,  we gratefully accept monetary donations to our foundation.  Be assured that your tax-deductible contributions will go directly to cancer research or to help a local family affected by DIPG.

Get Involved!

If you'd like to volunteer, sit on our board, or get involved at one of our events - please reach out to us!