By Michelle Hu
On Wednesday, Sept. 9, junior Britany Bohrer died of a lifelong battle with cancer at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Bohrer’s funeral will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. in Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel. Afterward, she will be buried in the Carmel Cemetery.
According to Principal John Williams, Bohrer was diagnosed with lymphoma in her early childhood and the disease came back last summer. Lymphoma accounts for about 5 percent of cancer cases and weakens the immune system. Jackie Kennedy and Charles Lindbergh also died of lymphoma.
As a result, Bohrer had not been in school so far this year.
Williams said counselors are available for students who wish to grieve at any time.
Bohrer used to volunteer as a leader at Camp Little Red Door, an organization assisting cancer patients and survivors. As a result, donations will be taken at her funeral for Camp Little Red Door.
“It’s okay to grieve,” Williams said. “There’s no right or wrong way of doing it.”