Kristin's Story and the NET Program at the Kimmel Cancer Center

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Kristin's Story

 Has it really been close to ten years, that we said our last goodbyes to our dearest Kristin? 

I am working with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to create this fundraiser in Kristin Kohnle's name.  Kristin's birthday is Thursday, 4/25, and 6/26/14 marks the day that we sent her to her eternal home in heaven.  

The Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) Multi-disciplinary Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is dedicated to research and patient care for people with the same neuroendocrine cancer that took Kristin's life. The NET program has grown tremendously since its establishment in 2020 under the direction of Dr. Ana DeJesus-Acosta. Dr. Ana is leading innovative research and providing compassionate care for patients faced with NET cancer.  

Since we know that this cancer is rare, we need to share the information to possibly save lives. Please note that Tom, Kristin's dad and her brother, Brian, have both had a polyp removed from the small intestine, fortunately before they grew into a malignant stage. It was very important to Kristin to educate as many as she could in her year on earth with this cancer.  She encouraged her many friends to get a colonoscopy to provide early detection of this cancer. Yes, it is RARE, especially for young people under 50, but Brian and Kristin are examples of how it can happen.  Let's get together and remember that wonderful brown-eyed girl who lived life to the fullest. You should know that her children, Luke 14, and Natalie 10, are doing beautifully.  Thank you so much for considering a gift to raise funds for NET research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Your donation will go directly to NET research. 

God bless you all,
Amy Bardelman

 

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