Sophie was a 3rd grader at Stonehedge Elementary School in Camillus. The youngest of three girls, she loved to read, cook, show cows with her 4-H group, The Moo Crew, playing ice hockey, and if she had her way would have spent every minute with her best friend. She loved life and lived every minute to the fullest.
Sophie was 5 days short of her 8th birthday when she was diagnosed with a large brain tumor that was part benign, a ganglioglioma, and part malignant, a gliobastoma multiforme. After the tumor was removed she traveled to Indiana to undergo Proton Beam Radiation. Upon completion, she returned to Golisano where she received multiple rounds of chemotherapy.
Unfortunately, her tumor prevailed and Sophie passed away surrounded by her family on January 27, 2012. Two weeks shy of her 9th birthday.
Sophie had an unbelievable amount of faith that was demonstrated through her ability to accept the new path her life had taken when she was diagnosed with her brain tumor. She was truly inspirational, not only to those who knew her in person, but to those who know her through her story. She still remains to be the bravest person we know!