Memory Monday: McKenna Wetzel


McKenna loved all things that had to do with the beach. Whether it was riding our bikes down to the pier and having breakfast at Ruby’s, going beach camping with 20 families on our annual “Beach and Surf” trip, or going surfing with her sister in Hawaii, McKenna couldn’t wait to run on the sand and swim in the waves. Probably her favorite thing to do was go snorkeling and chase sea turtles in Hawaii. I can still hear the exciting sounds my girls would make underwater when they would spot a turtle and swim off hand in hand to follow it.

Kristine Wetzel is McKenna’s mom and founder of the McKenna Claire Foundation. You can learn more about McKenna’s story and their fight against pediatric brain cancer at

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