Hometown: Richland, WA
Diagnosis: traumatic brain injury
Kahleah is a source of light and inspiration to everyone who knows her. A devastating car accident left her with a traumatic brain injury, but it did nothing to diminish her colorful personality. As for the Doernbecher team who worked so hard to save her life, Kahleah says, “I love them. They’re my superheroes.”
Kahleah loves baking, singing and arts and crafts – especially making slime. She’s obsessed with glitter and mermaids.
“Kahleah survived a traumatic brain injury after a motor vehicle accident. Her hard work, determination, and positive attitude have been key to the amazing recovery she has made from her injuries. Kahleah demonstrated resilience, maturity and intelligence as she faced many challenges on her road to recovery, and these qualities will undoubtedly help her to go on to do many great things!”
– Lissa Baird, MD, nominated Kahleah for the Freestyle program.