Kara Kneafsey's Page
It's spring time again and for my family this marks the time where we all start to fundraise for the San Fransico's National Brian Tumor Walk! This year the walk is at Crissy Field. This will be my fifth year participating in the walk! My first year was back in 2013 with my younger sisiter Tess. Tess was diagonsed with a brain tumor in january of 2013, she was 6 and I was 11. She went through months of treatment and hard fighting for 7 long months. Despite all of her fighting and efforts, she passed away that followiing August of 2013. I was days away from starting 6th grade. The many ways that our friends, family and community reacted gave so much support to my family and I and reassured me that Tess' memory would live on.
Ever since that year I, along with friends, family and various members of the community have been participating in the walk every year in efforts to keep Tess' memory alive. It is one of my favorite actitvites to honor Tess along with everyone else who is effcted by brain tumors. Last year the walk landed on my 14th birthday, we got a bus and piled all my friends into it and we all went to the walk. It was a ton of fun and I couldn't of thought of a better way to spend the day. I am now currently a freshman at Tam High in Mill Valley and am so excited to show the people that I've been lucky enough to meet this year this imporant part of my life. We are planning on having a bus again this year for all of my friends to take into the city again and hopefully we can have a fun day like last year.
I hope that you can all join me in fighting brian tumors whether that is donating, walking or just spreading the word!
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