Harvard-bound cancer survivor partakes in virtual graduation ceremony at Sloan Kettering

A teenager from Rye who missed a year of school while battling cancer is now Ivy League-bound - and celebrated with a special virtual graduation ceremony at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

News 12 Staff

Jun 11, 2020, 9:28 PM

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A teenager from Rye who missed a year of school while battling cancer is now Ivy League-bound - and celebrated with a special virtual graduation ceremony at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Kate Stevens is one of more than 40 hospital patients to graduate Thursday.
A dozen years after leaving Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia, a type of blood cancer, the 18-year-old from Rye joined dozens of other pediatric cancer survivors for the hospital's virtual graduation.
“Seeing all those kids also graduating with me, seeing some of my old doctors...my old teachers at Sloan Kettering, it’s just powerful," she says.
Stevens' mom says the hospital's annual graduation, which was virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is a testament to their commitment to their parents.
”It says a lot about them and I know we were really thrilled to be a part of it," she says.
Stevens is headed to Harvard University in the fall to study pre-med.
“I definitely have aspirations to go into medicine, which definitely kinda do trace back to my experiences at Sloan Kettering," she says.
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