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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Stony Brook's Danielle Kemp Diagnosed with Brain Tumor

Stony Brook freshman Danielle Kemp has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, according to a GoFundMe account set up on Monday evening.

Danielle Kemp
Kemp, a member of the legendary Stratford Brakettes, was "beaned" in the head with a pitch during a game in early July. After beginning to experience symptoms that included issues with balance and dizziness, doctors realized Kemp's condition was beyond a simple concussion and she was diagnosed with the brain tumor after an MRI.

The tumor is located in the Pons region of her brain, the area that connects the upper and lower parts of the brain. Due to the tumor's location, surgery is not an option. Kemp is set to begin radiation treatment later this month with a plan for further treatment to follow thereafter.

Kemp appeared in twenty-eight games for the Seawolves in 2016, starting sixteen. She amassed seven hits, four of them for extra bases, and stole three bases.

The GoFundMe account set up to help Kemp's family with medical expenses had raised more than $16,000 in five hours as of late Monday night. You can find the fundraising campaign here.

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  2. I heard the sad news that Danielle Kemp passed away 3 days ago.
    The Everipedia community (and her friends) helped created a wiki in her memory.

    https://www.everipedia.com/danielle-kemp/

    My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

    Rest in peace.

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