Kiara — a Tween with a Mission
At just 12 years old, Kiara was more thoughtful, determined, and philanthropic than most of us. Her grit and grace belied her years. We first met Kiara in late 2017 when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Kiara had endured surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
Kiara and Jacob’s Heart Director of Family Services, Adriana Moody-Jerez, spoke at Kiara’s school with the entire student body present. Kiara spoke openly about her cancer – helping her classmates better understand what kids with cancer go through and allowed them to ask questions. What an empowering and meaningful experience for all!
“She learned her voice mattered and she encouraged others to use their voice as well.”