Hundreds of thousands of social media visitors would check the page of Khyrstin (Kyssi) Andrews on a consistent basis to see how she was doing. Even our own editorial department were moved by the stories of courage and strength of the young girl and her mom. The beautiful, brave Kyssi, who was stricken with cancer, caught the attention and hearts of everyone who heard about her story.
Our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with her family as we learned of her passing on June 7, 2015.
According to her facebook page, here is account of her beautiful story that inspired so many:
Khyrstin (Kyssi) Andrews is a very cheerful and energetic 6 year old who resides in Houston, TX, was born on October 14, 2008 and has WON her battle against CANcer 2 different times and was re-diagnosed again, most recently, for a 3rd time on April 11, 2014.
Khyrstin had NO prior symptoms or pain. She was going to daycare every day, playing with her friends and being a perfectly normal 3 year old little girl (so we thought).
• 5/1/2012 she started urinating blood. Her aunt and a very dear family friend rushed her to the emergency room where she was diagnosed with stage 2 Wilm’s Tumor (a form of kidney cancer) and then she was transferred immediately to another local hospital via ambulance for further diagnosis, surgery on 5/4/2012 to remove her right…