It is with a heavy heart that we confirm the passing of Brooklyn “Brookie” Nicole Smith, 6 years old, of Erlanger, Kentucky. Brooklyn passed away peacefully in her mother’s arms on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, with her family at her side. Brooklyn was a beautiful and strong little girl. Despite being diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) just 7 days after her 5th birthday… Read more…

In lieu of flowers

The family requests that memorials take the form of donations to:
Smile for Brooklyn
PO Box 18852
Erlanger, KY 41018

For other ways to contribute, see our Support page.

Thank you

The family would like to thank the community for their support during this difficult journey. They especially would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for the excellent care and attention that was shown to Brooklyn.


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Learn about DIPG

LEARN MORE about DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) and why we so desperately need to find a cure for our children.


The survival rate for a child with DIPG is the same now as it was 40 years ago. Help us find a cure. Show your support HERE.

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Smile for Brooklyn, Inc. is proud to be a bronze member of Guidestar.org.

Guidestars mission is to “revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.”

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DIPG Collaborative

Smile For Brooklyn, Inc. is proud to become a 2017 Symposium Sponsor of the DIPG Collaborative.

The DIPG Collaborative is a collection of foundations with the common interest of inspiring research into the cure of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Learn more about the DIPG Collaborative

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