Kayla Wenger Featured in Washington Post
— Categories: Press Release Posted on June 21, 2012
A touching story on Kayla Wenger was featured on the front page of the sports section of the Washington Post.
The moving article described Kayla’s battle with ependymoma and her love of the American University women’s basketball team. Rarely missing a home game despite her physical disabilities, the team “adopted” Kayla in December of 2011. After that, they never lost when she was at a game.
Living with ependymoma can be a great challenge, but the strength and courage Kayla displayed served as a source of inspiration to the players. “I think [she] gave us perspective,” American University coach Matt Corkery said. “She brought a kind of light into the program in a completely different way that we would not have had a chance to experience otherwise.”
Sadly, Kayla lost her fight against ependymoma on March 8, 2012. A month later, her father, Eric, gave a moving tribute to Kayla and all children touched by the disease at the CERN Foundation’s Ependymoma Awareness Day. To see a video of Awareness Day ceremony, click here.