When Kimi was just 4 years-old, she was diagnosed with stage 4, high risk, neuroblastoma. That was 7 years ago and this brave young girl is still fighting for her life. Since her diagnosis, Kimi has endured multiple surgeries, countless doses of chemotherapy, extensive radiation, a stem cell transplant, various immunotherapy treatments, and several blood transfusions. The side-effects of these treatments have included severe nausea, pain, hair loss, and discomfort. While the treatments have proven successful, Kimi’s cancer has recurred twice and each time it becomes more difficult to effectively treat.
Despite her difficult prognosis and treatment protocols, Kimi has maintained a positive outlook and an unwavering fighting spirit. She seems determined to spread joy and hope to other children who are facing similar circumstances. When she is in-patient, her hospital room is filled with laughter, singing, and practical jokes. She loves to set up a nail salon and treat her doctors and nurses to manicures and she even manages to convince many of them to sing karaoke on demand.
When Kimi is well enough to be home, she loves to take ballet classes and guitar lessons and enjoys boogie boarding at the beach. This girl is a serious adrenaline junkie as she loves rock-climbing and roller coasters and has dreams of bungee jumping and skydiving!
KIMI'S DREAM ROOM WISH LIST:
- Harry Potter meets Star Trek
- Sewing kit and materials
- Comfy places to read