Community Rallies Around Katy High School Grad Fighting Brain Cancer


October 12, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

The surrounding community continues to rally around and support Katy resident, 20-year-old Kamryn Sanamo as she fights brain cancer. A community benefit is scheduled for this weekend at the MKT Distillery.

Kamryn Sanamo. Photo courtesy Dusty Sanamo.

From Katy High to Rice University

Kamryn Sanamo graduated from Katy High School in 2019 with a 4.7458 GPA and third in the class. She was accepted on a full ride to Rice University and earned the prestigious Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP,) which means she is guaranteed acceptance into any Texas medical school.

Her studies are now on hold while she is fighting an inoperable cancerous brain tumor. She is grateful for Katy’s support.

Grateful for Katy Support

“My family and I never could have anticipated the love and support we have received from day one,” says Kamryn Sanamo. “Katy has ensured I know I am not fighting alone.”

“People that know Kamryn know she has not been dealt the best hand in life; however, she has always been the most determined, motivated and focused individual I know,” says her mom, Dusty Sanamo. “Those attributes remain the same, even after a brain cancer diagnosis at only 20 years old.”

Anyone who meets her remarks on her positive outlook and see how it drives her to help others.

“Kamryn is a blessing to not only everyone who is lucky enough to meet her but also the world,” says friend and fellow Katy High School 2019 graduate Ty Hymel. “Her unmatched desire to help others is my favorite thing about her.”

Benefit Event this Sunday

The Katy community supports Kamryn through this journey. Various groups have held benefits for her. This Sunday, October 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. the community will gather at MKT Distillery (5373 1st Street) for a fun family event benefitting Kamryn.

There will be a live auction, bake sale, music, Sno-Cones, bounce houses, and more. Attendees who want a Bayou Boys Lunch Plate, need to preorder in advance.