Kappa Alpha Theta At The University Of Nebraska Rallies Around Sister With Cancer


Hopefully, it’s a question none of you will ever have to answer: what would you if one of your sisters got cancer? Odds are, you would do exactly what the Kappa Alpha Theta at the University of Nebraska did — spring into action.

After feeling ill for a while, sophomore sister Kristen Kuhn was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of bone cancer, early this year. Kuhn, a biology major, started chemotherapy in January and was forced to take the semester off from school.

But the fact that she was not at school with them did not stop her Theta sisters from rallying around Kristen. The chapter has stepped up to fundraise to help support Kristen and her family by selling t-shirts and wristbands, as well as starting a GoFundMe page.

Kristen’s Theta sisters say that the campaign’s theme of “HaKUHNa Matata” pairs perfectly with Kuhn’s spirit. Chapter sister Rachel Wortmann told The Daily Nebraskan, “(Kristen) is always encouraging others. She has a golden heart. She makes everyone else want to put their best foot forward, so we’re trying to do that for her.” Makenzie Kalkowski, Kristen’s roommate, added, “Through this experience, I’ve never met anyone so positive. She still asks me how my day is even though hers was less than 100 percent.”

Kristen’s mom, Tami, is impressed by the dedication of her sisters, telling the paper, “It has just been amazing. Her sorority sisters have been so good about visiting Kristen. They’ll come over and watch a movie or spend time with her,” adding “We’re so thankful for the support. It’s really heartwarming.”

We agree.

To donate to Kristen Kuhn, click here.

[via The Daily Nebraskan]

Image via GoFundMe

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