This Tribute To A 7-Year-Old-Girl Who Died Of Brain Cancer Is Beautifully Heartbreaking

Pediatric brain cancer gets basically zero funding – with most of its research grants coming from private donors. Unfortunately, this means that many children who are afflicted with his illness aren’t able to recover.

One such child is 7-year-old Katherine King. She succumbed to her battle with pediatric brain cancer on June 6th of this year at 7:34pm. Her family are honoring her memory and hoping to bring more awareness to her disease.

This is the heartwarming tribute Imgur user, Taisce, made for her dearly departed niece.

Goodbye Katherine King.

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You left us too early.

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Way before your time.

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There was still much to do and experience.

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You had your entire life before you.

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April 12th, 2015 (Last picture uploaded before diagnosis)

You should have been able to go to high school.

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June 2nd 2015 (Day of Diagnosis; it was discovered she had an inoperable tumor on her brain stem. Her diagnosis was D.I.P.G. and she was given 9 months to live.)

She should have had a boyfriend (Or girlfriend)

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June 3rd 2015

Gotten married

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June 4th 2015

Had her 2.5 children

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June 4th 2015

And had all her dreams fulfilled.

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June 28th 2015

Instead you were given an hour glass

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July 28th 2015

With the time you were given you raised awareness

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December 1st 2015

Raised money for charity

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Worried more about others than yourself

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You wanted everyone to be happy

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March 3rd 2016

To not worry about you, you even were sure that it was your fault you were sick

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March 19th 2016

You were kind when you could have lashed out

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You were brave even though you had every reason to be afraid

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April 28th 2016

You were strong even though you were allowed to be weak

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April 29th 2016

Even as you slipped away you never wanted others to worry

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March 21st 2016

In a time when you could be selfish, you were selfless

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March 23rd 2016

You were loved by everyone who met you

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March 31st 2016

You touched the lives of everyone you knew, you made them better through your own strength and love

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Your tumor made you a prisoner inside your own body

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May 22nd 2016

You couldn’t sing, you couldn’t dance, you couldn’t tell your family that you loved them

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June 6th 2016

Worst of all you couldn’t eat rainbow sherbert anymore

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June 6th 2016

Or tell people that your favorite color was rainbow.

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June 6th 2016

You were told it was okay to let go, to not suffer, to not be in pain

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June 6th 2016

And you did, and you will be missed by so many people

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June 6th 2016 7:34pm rest in peace

You were loved by more than you’ll ever realize

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June 6th 2016 7:34pm rest in peace

But, you will live forever within our hearts and memories

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“You are loved Katherine King, and you will be missed. Your impact will continue to ripple far beyond the 7 years that you were with us and you will never be forgotten.”

To learn more about Katherine’s journey and the work her family is doing to raise awareness for Pediatric Brain Cancer, you can check out their Facebook page here.

If you want to donate to, you can make contributions to the McKenna Claire Foundation to raise awareness and provide grants to research Pediatric Brain Cancer.

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