Colby Eagles Alumni Association
Kristen Miller Rathbun,1991,
Courage in dealing with cancer
Copyright Colby Eagles Alumni Association @ 2014
Nominated by Amberley Denton (Miller) 1994
Early in pregnancy with her 5th child, Kristin was diagnosed with cancer. She was faced with a difficult decision. Doctors recommended that Kristin terminate the pregnancy in order to treat the cancer. Kristin instead opted to carry on with the pregnancy, and despite many trials and difficult times, she was able to carry her daughter Jada to a viable age. Jada was born 12 weeks early weighing 2 lbs 10oz, but is now weighing in at a whopping 7 lbs 7oz. Kristin continues to fight cancer, but the outlook is positive. I admire her for her strength, both in her convictions as well as her fortitude.