Windsor Knolls Student Battles Rare Form of Cancer

The 12 yr old receives treatment in Mexico to survive.

Frederick, Md. (DG) – The community is rallying around a special 12-year-old girl with a rare form of pediatric brain cancer.

Kaisy Knott was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma in 2016. Her mother Melany said the news was devastating, no child has ever survived.

Doctors said Kaisy had six to nine months to live since no treatment was available in the United States.. Melany was not giving up hope and found doctors in Mexico that treated children with D-I-P-G.

For the past 14 months, she and her daughter have traveled to Mexico for this type of innovative treatment and Melany said because of this treatment, Kaisy is thriving.

“It’s saving her life. There is nothing here in the US that offers anything, we can’t get anything here in the US and this is all we’ve got,” Melany said. “You’ve got one chance with this tumor, and we picked the right place.”

The trips to Mexico and treatments are expensive. Kaisy is a recipient of the Patty Pollatos Fund.

To find out how you can help Kaisy and her family visit

Kaisy Knott

-Dianah Gibson