When Kim first learned she had SCLC, she didn’t understand much about the condition. Despite the initial shock of her diagnosis, she dug in and began learning more about her options as she started her treatment journey. At every step of the way, Kim worked hard to maintain a positive attitude and leaned on her sisters when she needed support.
Her advice to other patients is to be open and honest about their condition with loved ones and build a support system to help during challenging times. Above all, she recommends keeping a positive attitude, adding, “If you can say ‘I feel good today,’ you will feel good.”
In May 2021, Kim passed away peacefully in the loving care of her sister Jody and brother-in-law. After a courageous five-year fight with small cell lung cancer, Kim and her family decided it was time to stop treatment. Jody shared some reflections in memory of Kim:
“I think it is important for people to know that right up to the very end, Kimmy had that wonderful, positive attitude. She was so happy to share her story through Nothing Small About It, and she had so much hope that her advice would help others.”
The entire Nothing Small About It community is grateful to Kim and her family, for the gift they gave by sharing her remarkable story of strength and patience, and her dedication to helping others living with small cell lung cancer find the support they need.