The Sayler family of Walla Walla is in London to obtain treatment for 8-year-old daughter Julianna Sayler’s rare form of brain cancer. 

Eric and Stacie Sayler scrambled to raise the $87,000 needed for initial aggressive treatment of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.

“Thirty treatments of radiation is the standard of care for a DIPG brain tumor. There is no known cure, and there has been no improvement in treatment in the last 50 years. No one has yet to survive this aggressive form of cancer that typically affects children between the ages of 5-9,” KVEW-TV reported on Monday.

The Saylers will be in England for five weeks for the initial surgery to the second treatment. They are still raising funds needed for the rest of her treatments. The Nov. 20 diagnosis indicated the tumor is inoperable.

For more details, or to send cards, write Team Julianna, P.O. Box 690, College Place, WA 99324, or email Donations may be made to the Julianna Sayler account ending in 0382 at Umpqua Bank. And a fundraiser and auction to benefit the family will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Gesa Power House Theatre. For more details, see

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at or afternoons at 526-8313. 

Annie joined the U-B news staff in 1979 and since 1990 has written Etcetera, a daily community column. She was promoted to a copy editing post in 2007. She edits copy, designs and lays out pages, including the weekly arts and entertainment guide Marquee,

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