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Kaely’s Kindness holds premier at the Palace

Kaely’s Kindness, a foundation started by 16-year-old Kaely Kwitek who was diagnosed with cancer and found no resources, held a premier on June 7.

HAMBURG — The Hamburg Palace Theatre became a place of support and inspiration for teen girls touched by cancer as they were provided the opportunity to watch “The Fault in our Stars” in a private screening sponsored by The Hamburg Palace Theater and Kaely’s Kindness Foundation. Kaely’s Kindness offers emotional, social and peer support to teen girls who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Following the movie, they were given the opportunity to discuss the realities of their own lives and diagnosis with friends, families and other teen girls who have been diagnosed with cancer. Dinner was also provided by Buffalo’s Best Bar & Grill, to offer extra time to grieve, cry and discuss the reality of the movie and how it mirrored each of their cancer journeys, while supporting one another.

“It was great to be able to cry together and be with loved ones in a private setting as we watched a movie that was a true depiction to our own cancer diagnosis,” said Kaely Kwitek, co-founder of Kaely’s Kindness. She started that foundation when she was diagnosed at 16 and found minimal resources specifically for teen girls with cancer.

The premier attendees were able to watch “The Fault in Our Stars,” eat dinner and discuss their experiences, during the private event.

Sydney, a member of Kaely’s Kindness, also reported that it was nice that there was a movie which showed what a teenager with cancer experiences. “I hope others will have a better understanding of what it means to be a teenager with cancer,” she said.

For more information on Kaely’s Kindness, contact Kwitek at 430-0704, visit Kaelyskindness.org or contact the organization through social media on Twitter or Facebook.

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