Kathryn Stewart was a Georgetown resident, who had a long fight for her life, against cancer since the young age of five.
Kathryn is now reported dead, and peoplye are paying their tribute to her
Kathryn Stewart reported died on April 2022, who is from Georgetown, and according to the obituary post from Gail Powell on Facebook yesterday, the girl passed away on 2 April. She lost her fight against cancer, which she had fought for most of her life.
Kathryn shared her illness journey in 2019, which various media sources covered. It reportedly began when she was five years old. In June 2008, she had regular vomits for a few days.
Then, her mother felt something besides her stomach and thought it to be a hernia. After that, they paid a visit to their family doctor, who sent her to SickKids.
After several test was carried out, it was discovered that Kathryn had stage 4 neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer of the nervous system.
After the discovery, in the coming months, she had several medical procedures and heavy pain medications, including five rounds of chemotherapy, an eight-and-a-half-hour surgery, a stem cell harvest and transplants, and fourteen radiation rounds.
After several treatment, she was later declared free of cancer l, but unfortunately it returned just after 16 months. The diagnosis caused her to go through another 24 rounds of chemo, radiation to her abdomen, and six rounds of immunotherapy.
After that, she endured numerous traditional and trial treatments and had multiple relapses, as Doctors couldn’t determine why Kathryn developed neuroblastoma as she didn’t have the genetic mutations associated with it. Moreover, they were unsure about the recurrence of the disease.
Kathryn Stewart was 19 years old at the time of death, as she was 16 years old In 2019. She was born to her parents, Heather, a University of Windsor graduate, and Greg Stewart, a University of Western Ontario graduate.
Her parents got married in 1998. Her family also includes her brother, Geoff, and she completed her junior and senior high school years at Georgetown District High School. Likewise, she also graduated her fifth grade from George Kennedy Public School and eighth grade from Centennial Middle School.
Her family holds an annual scrapbooking fundraiser for childhood cancer, Krop 4 a Kure. The raised amount goes to SickKids for neuroblastoma research. May her soul rest in peace.