Kylie Chooses Joy

Mark, Kylie's dad tells us that "Kylie lived a life that radiated joy. From her earliest days her family called her Smiley Kylie because a smile was never far from her face. She grew to love being on stage and at the age of twelve, Kylie's knee began hurting while she was performing in a school play. She was soon diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Even when faced with harsh cancer treatment, Kylie fought with her trademark smile and chose joy in spite of her circumstances. After a 10-month struggle, Kylie's battered body succumed to the disease. She left us with a lasting legacy of hope and a mission to cure childhood cancer. Smiley for Kylie was created in her memory to fund childhood cancer research and help others choose joy during diffucult times."

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