Lynbrook street renamed for Zachary Bernstein, died from a rare brainstem tumor known as DIPG

A street renaming ceremony was held in Lynbrook for an 11-year-old boy who died from an extremely rare tumor of the brainstem called DIPG. Zachary

Zachary Bernstein, of Lynbrook, was suffering from double-vision

Zachary Bernstein, of Lynbrook, was suffering from double-vision and tingling in his left side on Memorial Day weekend last year. His father said they noticed some neurological changes during that time. After nine months, he had passed away. (Credit: News 12)

LYNBROOK - A street renaming ceremony was held in Lynbrook for an 11-year-old boy who died from an extremely rare tumor of the brainstem called DIPG.

Zachary Bernstein, of Lynbrook, was suffering from double-vision and tingling in his left side on Memorial Day weekend last year. His father said they noticed some neurological changes during that time. After nine months, he had passed away.

David Bernstein says in his son's finals months, he fought each day and endured three brain surgeries.

"He worked incredibly hard,” said Bernstein. “He challenged himself. He used walkers to get around and he did not let it slow him down."

Zachary Way was unveiled before loved ones and the community Saturday afternoon. A local family, the Cimatos, also donated most of the materials for a memorial garden outside of Lynbrook South, Zachary's middle school.

The Bernstein family says they are committed to raising money for cancer research.

More on this topic

Cancer research fundraiser

Donate here DIPG warning signs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Suffolk PD detectives say one person was killed 1 Police: 1 person killed in Moriches accident
Swallow Restaurant and Long Island's top chefs are 2 LI Winter: No Kid Hungry charity dinner
At Pole Position Raceway in Farmingdale you can 3 LI Winter: Pole Position Raceway
A spokesperson for Rep. Zeldin says that the 4 Reps. Zeldin, King opt for 'telephone town halls' with public
FILE - In this May 17, 2016 file 5 Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE