Finding, giving comfort

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Cancer can rob a person of many things, both physical and emotional. But for one girl, this thief wasn’t able to steal her will to live or unmistakable compassion.

Back in November of 2005, Lynn Hightower-Moore was on a business trip when she received a phone call from her husband saying their oldest daughter, Kaitlin, wasn’t feeling well. What started as a headache quickly turned into something resembling a virus. And as Kaitlin’s symptoms worsened during the night, Lynn’s husband and mother let her know she needed to come back home to Helena.

The next morning, the family took Kaitlin to the doctor’s office, where precautionary tests turned into life-altering news: A CT scan showed a calcium-based tumor on her brain, which the Moores later found out was craniopharyngioma. Fifteen minutes after the diagnosis, a neurosurgeon came and talked with the family, and Kaitlin was admitted to Children’s of Alabama.

Read more about Kaitlin Moore in the December issue of Shelby Living. Find your copy here.