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NF Hero Kendall Reeve Profiled in Local Magazine

By December 15, 2017February 28th, 2024Publications

NF Hero Kendall Reeve and her family were profiled in Fishers, a local magazine released by the Towne Post Networkfor Indiana residents.

Running for Kendall: Family Bringing Cupid’s Undie Run to Indy to Benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation

On a warm August day in 2010, Kendall Reeve entered the world, bright, beautiful, and, by all indications, the picture of health. As the weeks passed, however, her mother, Stephanie, couldn’t shake a nagging suspicion that something wasn’t right.

“I’m a nurse, so everyone assured me that I was just being overly worried due to my occupation,” Stephanie says.

When Kendall became inconsolably fussy at 10 weeks old, a visit to the doctor revealed a huge mass in her abdomen. Additional scans found more tumors in her spine. Diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue, Kendall was referred to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where one of the tumors was determined to be a type of cancer called neuroblastoma. She started chemotherapy, but after four months of treatment her tumors weren’t shrinking.

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