Nicolas Cage is a hero and a very compassionate man for taking action. He recently donated $10,000 to the SoSo Strong Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in honor of a young girl named Sophia Ann Myers of Mississippi. She battled with a rare and incurable form of pediatric brain cancer, called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). The rare, deadly disease rapidly erases a child's ability to walk, talk, swallow, see or hear. In 2017, while filming "Between Worlds" in Mobile, Alabama; he took the opportunity to visit patients in a hospital pediatric ward and met Sophia and her family by her bedside.

Sadly, Sophia was only 7-years-old when she passed away eight months later. Disturbed by her death and the lack of funding, Nicolas Cage decided to step in and help.

Sophia's parents are asking for your help

According to the source, The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Mississippi, the announcement came from the Little Children's Park in Ocean Springs, MS. on Thursday — that Cage donated the funds to the nonprofit organization in Sophia's memory to help find a cure for the unbearable, deadly disease, DIPG.

Sophia's parents, Josh Meyers and Angel Myers McIlrath, also announced the establishment of SoSo Strong Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Inc.

in honor of their daughter, Sophia. They are currently asking for volunteers and donations to raise awareness, find the cause (and the cure), fund childhood brain cancer research, and to provide services to patients and their families who are coping with the disease. In a statement from The Sun Herald, her mother admits she helplessly sat by, laid next to, and held Sophia for eight months while DIPG stole her life.

The disease has impacted their lives and she refuses to remain helpless. Her life matters and all these children's lives matter. "We have to do something and the SoSo Strong PBTF will make a difference in the fight against these brain cancers."

Pediatric Brain Cancer is the leading cause of death among children

In addition to Sophia, two other Ocean Springs children died from DIPG.

Sophia Mohler, age 8, and Jaxon Schoenberger, age 6, died of the disease in the last eight years. Still, there is no cure and time is running out! Nicolas Cage has donated to various causes previously, including to Hurrican Katrina victims in New Orleans, human trafficking, and also helped a stepfather find a missing girl while filming the movie "Dog Eat Dog" in Cleveland in 2016. His generous and thoughtful donation to the SoSo Foundation demonstrates that he really cares and wants to make a difference in the fight against pediatric brain cancer.