Kendall was born the second of four children. With three brothers, she was outnumbered from the time she was three and that was just the way she liked it. Throughout her life, she was Marty, Jason, and Ryan's biggest fan.
As she grew, Kendall's circle expanded to include amazing friends, and a growing extended family, all of whom she loved with her whole heart. Kendall's connection with children was especially heartwarming to watch. She found immense joy in her nephews and her other "littles", loving them like they were her own.
Diagnosed with glioblastoma at 30 years old, family and friends encircled Kendall with the intention of offering encouragement and strength for this unimaginable journey. What we came to understand was that it would be Kendall who would encourage and inspire us with her unwavering strength and relentlessly positive attitude.
Kendall led us in a 5-year masterclass in kindness, acceptance, humor, strength, and compassion. Despite the challenges of surgeries, treatments, side effects, and dreams denied, Kendall was able to find, and spread joy on even her most difficult days.
Compassion for others was her super-power as Kendall continuously found new ways to demonstrate love and appreciation for those around her. And that's what she left for us. Kendall's legacy is love.
"No matter how far we go, our love goes further."
Kendall Nicole Eich