Kamryn Sanamo Obituary, Death – Kamryn Sanamo, a student at Rice University who majored in sports medicine and exercise physiology and was a member of the Martel College, passed away on Thursday evening after a courageous fight against brain cancer. She had reached the age of 21. Kamryn, who was born in Louisiana but raised in Katy, Texas, became particularly interested in pursuing a career in medicine after witnessing firsthand the life-altering consequences of receiving high-quality medical care at a young age. When she was in the seventh grade, she had surgery to repair a 9 mm hole in the fascia of her right shin. Prior to the age of 18, she also endured two lumpectomies to remove fibroadenomas and had an appendectomy. She also had surgery to repair a 9 mm hole in the fascia of her left shin. She told Katy Magazine for a story that was published in October 2021 that recorded her brave spirit despite the medical difficulties, “I decided to become a doctor because of the excellent doctors I’ve crossed paths with,” she said. “I’ve crossed paths with.”
After finishing Katy High School in 2019 in third place and earning a spot in the prestigious Joint Admission Medical Program, Kamryn received a full scholarship to attend Rice University and was accepted into the program. This ensured that she would be accepted into any Texas medical school after she completed her education at Rice. Dusty, Kamryn’s mother, recounted a heartwarming memory of her daughter’s Owl pride and recalled Kamryn’s radiant face when she received her Rice graduation ring not too long ago. Dusty’s remembrance was a moving one. She mentioned that (Kamryn) had a passion for education and that she was looking forward to graduating at the conclusion of this semester.
Her life served as an example for others to follow, including members of the university community. Kamryn “was a good student, a great friend, and a fantastic human being,” said Daniel Domingues da Silva, associate professor of history and magister at Martel College. In a same vein, Martel College Coordinator Bonnie Stroman retold the story of the mutual affection that exists between Kamryn and the university, mentioning the fact that Kamryn was selected as Homecoming queen the previous fall. In addition, President Reginald DesRoches shared his thoughts and recollections of Kamryn, adding “She was a shining example who would go on to accomplish wonderful things. She was taken from us much too soon; nonetheless, Rice was fortunate to have her for as long as we did, and we will always remember and respect the contribution that she made to our community. We were lucky to have her for as long as we did.”
Her mother, brothers Karson and Karter, father Trent Sanamo, grandparents Warren and Liz Sanamo and Keith and Torey Trosclair, godfather Ben Sanamo and wife Brittany Sanamo, cousins Jake and Mia Sanamo, and godmother Jensen Faucheux are the only members of Kamryn’s family who have survived her passing. On January 8th, there was a memorial ceremony conducted in Katy.