Sophie was the youngest of three girls, but didn’t let that stop her from doing what she wanted. She loved to read, cook, watch iCarly and Wizards of Waverly Place. She liked listen to Justin Bieber (which we did almost everyday to and from radiation) and Sugarland. She showed cows with her 4-H group – The Moo Crew, she played ice hockey, had a great sense of humor. She was a girly girl who loved to paint her nails and play dress up. If she had her way she would have spent every minute with her best friend, Morgan. She loved life and lived every minute to the fullest. Sophie had a remarkable amount of faith that was demonstrated through her ability to accept the new path her life had taken when she was diagnosed with her brain tumor. She was truly inspirational, not only to those who knew her in person, but also to those who knew her through her story. She still remains to be the bravest person we know!
Sophie was diagnosed with a both a ganglioglioma and glioblastoma multiforme in February 2011 and turned 8 on the operating table. She received proton beam radiation in Indiana and received chemotherapy treatment at Upstate Golisano Hospital in Syracuse, NY.
Unfortunately her tumor prevailed and Sophie passed away surrounded by her family at home in January of 2012 two weeks shy of her 9th birthday.
To read Sophie’s full journey please visit our Caring Bridge site http://www.caringbridge.org the site name is SophieK.