Glioblastoma Grade 4 Brain Cancer.
Kathryn Snider's Bio
Kathryn Snider, 31, and her husband Dan, 33, a Navy Veteran and Purple Heart recipient, have only just started their beautiful family. They have two young children, Adeline, 1 and Noah, 3.5, and now Kathryn, their Mommy, has been diagnosed with Glioblastoma Grade 4 Brain Cancer.
Kathryn and Dan met while attending Frederick High School together, and although they went their separate ways in the years after high school, their hearts always managed to find one another again. Dan served 5 years in the Navy, including 2 tours to Iraq, where he was struck with an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and awarded a Purple Heart.
Kathryn has always had a passion for helping people and was employed at nursing homes as well as the ARC of Frederick County and FCPS (Frederick County Public Schools). Leaving FCPS was a tough decision, but one of the best she ever made, as she knew she was born to be a full-time dedicated and loving mother to her children.
Kathryn is scheduled to start 6 and a half weeks of Radiation, 5 days a week at Johns Hopkins, in conjunction with an oral Chemotherapy pill daily for 6 months, beginning in early July. After this initial round of treatment, she will have another MRI to view any results or changes to the tumor. However, her family is also researching clinical trials with success in treating Glioblastoma.
Kathryn is absolutely devastated by what this diagnosis may mean for her young family. She cannot imagine her children without their Mommy to protect them and watch them grow. It destroys her to know that she may miss out on all the simple joys that life has to offer when raising two amazing children with the love of your life. It pains her greatly to know the sadness and sorrow this could cause to all that love her – especially her parents who have been her rock since the day they brought her into this world.
Even when faced with this devastating diagnosis, Kathryn’s only concern is for others. She is forever grateful to all who have already chosen to reach out and offer their support, and for the continued support of all within our community. Kathryn has not given up this fight. Please join us in our #FIGHTFORKATHRYN