11-Year-Old with Inoperable Brain Tumor Gets Wish of Being a Chef for a Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A day in the life of a chef... It's a once in a lifetime opportunity for an 11-year-old boy suffering from a cancerous brain tumor. 
 
Jack Cauley loves food and cares a lot about nutrition. 
 
In August, he was diagnosed with a DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas) brain tumor. DIPG tumors are known for being highly aggressive and difficult to treat.
 
Since part of this DIPG tumor is located in Jack's brain stem, surgery has been ruled out. 
 
Arkansas Hospice arranged a special day for Jack at Pulaski Tech Culinary Institute to learn about the trade of cooking.  
 
"Coming here to the school today was just an opportunity to see how the chefs really work, how things get done, and just experience that. And he's just overwhelmed," Brenda Hatton, Jack's Mother, said.
 
Brenda says she's just trying to keep Jack happy and comfortable, but also wants to raise awareness about DIPG cancer and the need for a cure.

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