A 12-year old Ridgefield girl has lost her battle with a rare form of brain cancer. Brooke Blake died yesterday. The Scotts Ridge Middle School student was diagnosed at the end of 2015 with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, DIPG. She was the inspiration behind “Believe in Brooke” signs and fundraising efforts by emergency responders and others in the community. By 2018, Brooke underwent 4 brain procedures, 3 clinical trials, and 40 rounds of radiation.