Just over one year ago, life changed for 17-year-old Kayla Young.
The Grade 11 student at Kelly Road Secondary School is no stranger to tough battles. She played both football and rugby for the Runners, and says her resilience developed on the field has helped her in the toughest fight of her life.
“Quite a few times, my rugby team came down to visit me at the hospital. They surprised me, and I thought it was really awesome to know I have this big support team.”
“We are doing three events this year. We are doing a snowboard raffle next week, we are doing a GoFundMe page, and we are doing or 3rd Annual Fill the Bus Bottle Drive. She has a lot of spirit, and she is excited for us to help her, just as much as we are. It is going to be a series of great events to help someone who is in need, but so full of life.”
“When I was in school, I heard a lot about the Timberwolves, and how they were this elite group of athletes. Hearing how they’re trying to do good in the community, and help those who can’t help themselves. Those who are in a predicament and their lives have changed; it’s really heartwarming and amazing to know there are people thinking of you.”
“At the moment, I am in remission, which is amazing. I still have treatment for the next year-and-a-half. Once a month I go for chemotherapy, so it is always going to be in the back of my mind. But, soon, the battle will be over.”