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Skate Rising to hold fundraiser for young cancer patient in Encinitas

Skate Rising to hold fundraiser for young cancer patient in Encinitas

After raising awareness for community issues, like homelessness and refugee support, for more than a year, Skate Rising will support one of its own for the first time Dec. 9.

The Encinitas-based skateboarding group for girls will host a benefit event for member Vivian Gomez, 10, of Old Town San Diego, who was diagnosed with a highly aggressive form of brain cancer in October.

The diagnosis of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) — a terminal brain condition that arises from the brain's tissues that support and protect its neurons — came shortly after Vivian fell off her skateboard during a Skate Rising event in September. She complained of double vision, which prompted...

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