Woman who raised $78K for cancer research while undergoing treatment beats cancer a second time

Kila Tripp is now a two-time cancer survivor.The young woman from Terrace Park, Ohio, has twice been diagnosed — and twice beaten — acute lymphoblastic Leukemia.First diagnosed as a freshman in high school at age 14, Tripp underwent two and a half years of treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. In 2019, she found out her cancer had returned, inspiring her to act rather than feel defeated.”I haven’t put my life on hold during this, I want to continue living while fighting to live for my life,” Kila told Cincinnati sister station WLWT in an interview last year.Tripp ran a Fund the Cure Next Door campaign, raising more than $78,000 for childhood cancer research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, one of the best for pediatric cancer care in the country.She did all of this while fighting cancer for a second time. “She is one of these people that no matter how sick she is, the first question out of her mouth, with attention, is, ‘how are you?'” her mother Cindy said.Kila said the silver lining is what she chooses to focus on.”Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain, and I embrace that quote and it’s how I’ve chosen to live my life,” Kila said.

Kila Tripp is now a two-time cancer survivor.

The young woman from Terrace Park, Ohio, has twice been diagnosed — and twice beaten — acute lymphoblastic Leukemia.

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First diagnosed as a freshman in high school at age 14, Tripp underwent two and a half years of treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

In 2019, she found out her cancer had returned, inspiring her to act rather than feel defeated.

“I haven’t put my life on hold during this, I want to continue living while fighting to live for my life,” Kila told Cincinnati sister station WLWT in an interview last year.

Tripp ran a Fund the Cure Next Door campaign, raising more than $78,000 for childhood cancer research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, one of the best for pediatric cancer care in the country.

She did all of this while fighting cancer for a second time.

“She is one of these people that no matter how sick she is, the first question out of her mouth, with attention, is, ‘how are you?'” her mother Cindy said.

Kila said the silver lining is what she chooses to focus on.

“Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain, and I embrace that quote and it’s how I’ve chosen to live my life,” Kila said.

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