Defying Odds - Kiley Lemasters’ Journey Through Adversity

Defying Odds - Kiley Lemasters’ Journey Through Adversity

Kiley Lemasters from Columbia faced unimaginable challenges in 2020, including the suicide of her best friend, her father's death from cancer, and her own diagnosis of brain cancer. Despite being given only three months to live, Kiley defied her prognosis. She prepared for the worst by planning her funeral and writing a will to ease her mother's burden. Kiley, a passionate coffee lover, dreams of transforming a school bus into a coffee shop, a plan that continues to inspire her. Throughout her journey, Kiley has prioritized family and cherishing every moment of life. She remains determined to realize her dreams and maintain a positive outlook, supported by her community and her college professor, who recently introduced her to a real bus café, further motivating her to pursue her dreams.

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