Kimberlyn “Kimmy” Harrill was and remains a spirit that is truly larger than life. She lost her brain tumor battle on March 11, 2012 at the age of 28. Our beautiful angel Kimmy will forever touch anyone who was blessed to know her and be a part of her life. Kimmy was quite the force. Whether it was her family, friendships, hobbies or career, she put so much heart and soul into the things she cared about. Growing up, she was a natural at sports, Kimmy was the smallest and feistiest girl in the little league with a mean curve ball, she was the only one on the soccer field who wasn’t afraid to use her head, and she competed with the best of them as a freshman on the varsity cross country team. Years later, when her athleticism prepared her for her career, she took a little guidance from her dad and built the family start-up into a successful business. That perseverance never fizzled in Kimmy – even in the most challenging of times. Giving up just wasn’t in her nature. Two days after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Kimmy was the one who calmed her family and told them that everything would be just fine. When the doctors reiterated the potential complications associated with her surgery, she told them, “Let’s get this show on the road.” The nurses in the ICU wrote this positive mantra on the dry erase boards, drawing inspiration and strength from someone who given the circumstances, should be the weakest. But she stood strong and so did her game face. One of the things we will always cherish about Kimmy is how much she enjoyed taking care of others. She had an infectious laugh and personality that touched so many lives. It was her priority to make others feel special- she was known for doing unexpected favors, making people photo scrapbooks and giving gifts for no other reason but to see someone smile. It was her selfless and natural ability to put others first that told us she would want to be survived by continuing to help others – especially those who suffer. Anyone who knew Kimmy knew her obsession for The Beatles. Our team, Come Together for Kimmy, is our way of honoring her beautiful life and help raise awareness about this horrible disease. We hope that you will support our cause by participating in our Brain Tumor walk and ask your friends and family to do the same. With your help, Kimmy will forever live on through all of us!
JOIN THE TEAM! The more the merrier! I’m inviting all my friends to join my team in support of the nearly 700,000 people currently living with a brain tumor. You can join my team by clicking the join button on the right.
DONATE! If you can’t make it to the BT5K Los Angeles on May 21, 2017, please consider making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association in support of the team’s efforts. Click the donate button on the right. Thank you in advance for your support of our efforts on behalf of brain tumor patients, their families, and the researchers pursuing the breakthroughs.