We are heartbroken to announce that Kathryn passed away on April 2, 2022 at the young age of 19. Her family, friends, and community are devastated.
In the 14 years since her diagnosis with #neuroblastoma, Kathryn met every challenge with steely determination and clarity. She put family, faith, friends and school first. She defied the odds so many times. Kathryn refused to be defined by her diagnosis and prioritized living a full life, having as many experiences with her family and friends as she could. She graduated from high school with honours, earning numerous awards on the way, and was accepted to five universities. She had the opportunity to attend Queen’s University in the fall of 2021 with the goal of receiving a psychology degree.
She was a proud ambassador for the @sickkidstoronto Foundation, sharing her story at too many events to mention, and helping raise much needed money in support of childhood cancer research as well as establishing this fundraiser, @kathryns_krop_for_a_kure
We are all better for having known her, and she leaves a lasting legacy that has had a profound effect on many. 💜
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all...