Katherine Wilson graduated from the School of Nursing with her BSN degree and as a Sigma Theta Tau inductee in 2004 during her battle with small cell lung cancer. She was not a smoker. After a valiant battle and six recurrences, Wilson died in February 2005 at the age of 28.
Before her passing, however, she wrote about her experience with cancer for a School assignment. Her writings were published posthumously this year in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. The publication also includes the award-winning photo of Wilson and her father John. Her mother Anne took the photo and entered it into the 2006 Lilly Oncology on Canvas art competition. The photo won first place in the Best of the United States Overall and Best of Family Members, Friends, or Caregivers categories.
To read Wilson’s entire article and see the photo, click here: