After battling breast cancer for more than two years, Katrina Lynn Larson passed away peacefully at her family home Tuesday. She was born on May 21, 1991. Her short life was full of experiences as even the number of countries she visited rivaled her own age of 21. With a smile that shined on the acting stage, she brought joy to those who witnessed her growth into a beautiful young woman.
Despite her illness, Katrina looked upon herself as a fighter, not a victim. She lived life like a hand reaching out to grasp every moment, seizing every opportunity and never missing a chance to meet new people and touch their lives. With a passion for the arts, she dazzled on the stage in community theater, and even in her final months began a New York Film Academy screen writing class, determined to tell her own story. She loved our own NBA team, the Thunder, and fancied the older Nick Collison.
Katrina graduated from Heritage Hall in 2009, and held onto many of the friendships formed there. As a nursing student at the University of Tulsa, she was a proud member of the Epsilon Gamma Chapter of Chi Omega.
Katrina is survived by her grandparents, Homer and Nadine Carter, her parents, Gary and Joan Larson, and her four brothers and their wives, Michael and Jade, Lukas and Jessica, Logan and Rebecca, and Trevor, and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Please Know Your Your Breast Health...
The key to survival is early detection.
The greatest risk factors for breast cancer are being female and growing older. Breast cancer knows no boundary, be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location. We must continue to keep breast cancer top of mind because it affects so many!
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. That’s one in eight within your company, school and organization. Now is the time to take action, to secure a long, healthy future for our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends!
Three simple steps for early detection are regular mammograms, clinical exams and breast self- exams. It is important to make healthy lifestyle choices.
And, remember, breast cancer affects more than just the patient; friends and family need support too.
Susan G. Komen…
For the past 25 years, Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.
Over the next 25 years, an estimated 25 million women around the world will be diagnosed with breast cancer if we don’t find a cure. Komen will not stop until the cures are found and delivered.
We Will Find the Cure!