5K event held to support Piqua high schooler fighting brain cancer


PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN)– A high school student was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and right away, her community is jumping in to show support by organizing a 5K to raise funds.

17-year-old Keri Marion-Davey’s life turned upside two months ago when she was diagnosed with brain cancer. However, she says she and her family aren’t letting the diagnosis slow her down one bit.

“I was diagnosed with brain cancer in the beginning of March and since then I’ve had one surgery and they’re doing everything they can to help support that,” said Marion-Davey.

One of Keri’s passions includes running for charity but she says she never thought she would be the one people are running for.

“A big part of it is that I don’t even know alot of these people that are here to just be supportive of someone in their community they know is going through something,” said Marion-Davey.

Over 300 fellow classmates, coworkers and community members raised thousands of dollars to support Keri’s treatment. However, she’s not letting her diagnosis slow her down one bit.  Instead, Keri sees a bright future ahead.

“I’m just looking forward to getting my health better and starting college in the fall, said Marion-Davey. “I’ve committed to Bowling Green State University for Music Education and I’m excited to get my future rolling without any interruptions.”

All donations will benefit Keri and her family. If you’d like to contribute, click here.

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