Kathryn Stewart was a faith-filled, determined, spirited soul who inspired all who met her. She was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer of the nervous system, at age five. In the 14 years that followed the diagnosis 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 recently celebrated her 19th birthday and was so pleased to be of “legal age”.
Kathryn inspired her medical team at The Hospital for Sick Children. She was a proud ambassador for SickKids Foundation, sharing her story at too many events to mention, and helping raise much needed money in support of childhood cancer research.
Kathryn passed peacefully in her father’s arms.
Donations in Kathryn’s memory can be made on this page. Funds will go towards the Kathryn's Krop 4 a Kure campaign in support of Neuroblastoma Research at SickKids.