Kathryn’s Story

Kathryn was diagnosed in June 2008 with Stage IV Neuroblastoma, cancer of the nervous system.

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 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 SickKids 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 her own fundraiser Kathryn’s Krop 4 a Kure.

Her family is forever grateful to Dr. Irwin, Denise Mills and Dr. Morgenstern as well as all the nurses and other health professionals for the amazing care and support they provided to Kathryn over the years.

We know that this cancer can be beaten but to figure it out there needs to be more research.

Kathryn – our determined, faith-filled hero passed away in her father’s arms on Saturday April 2, 2022 at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga.

“Our loss is Heaven’s gain”. Kathryn fought the good fight, finished her race and kept the faith. Now, she gets her eternal reward.