Kamloops mom with terminal cancer passes away

WATCH: A Kamloops mother who’s fighting rare, terminal cancer is now fighting for other cancer patients.

UPDATE: Nov. 2 – Kamloops mom Kendra Brown passed away last week. A Celebration of Her Life was held on Oct. 30.

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Kamloops mom Kendra Brown is living life while fighting multiple terminal cancers.

Along with enjoying every moment with her two girls, the 37-year-old is launching a unique fundraising project to help other patients like her have a chance at a cure.

Brown, who is a scientist and an outdoor enthusiast, wants to raise $50,000 for the Personalized Onco-Genomics project at the BC Cancer Agency.

A year ago, Brown took on a project documenting the quality time she has left with her family and saving it for her children in what she calls a ‘legacy box.’

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WATCH: Elaine Yong’s February 2014 story about Kendra’s ‘legacy box’ project

Now, Brown has teamed up with Vancouver based photographer Cynthia Haynes, herself a cancer survivor, on a series of raw photos exposing the beauty of living life with cancer as part of the “I am” series.

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The women are hoping to find other cancer patients who have had an ostomy, a surgical operation to create an opening in the body to discharge wastes, and are willing to be photographed.

Ostomates who are interested in taking part in the project can email Kendra at or go to Kendra’s Facebook page here.

WATCH: Extended interview with Kendra Brown about “I am” photo project

With files from Elaine Yong


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