Concern for Independent Living joins friends and family in mourning the passing of Kamara James, Olympic Fencer.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Queens, New York, Kamara James was one of the youngest fencers to represent the United States at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. While attending Princeton University on academic scholarship, Kamara was diagnosed with schizophrenia. After a three-month hospital stay, she was able to return to school and graduate with a degree in religious studies and had plans to continue her education at Harvard for a Master’s Degree in comparative religion. She is described by friends and family as “precocious,” “energetic,” and “warm, caring and confident.” For those that were not fortunate enough to know Kamara, please take a moment to read these articles:
The friends and family of Kamara James have asked Concern for Independent Living to provide the opportunity for donations in Karama’s name.
OR send your check payable to:
Concern for Independent Living, Inc. Donations Department 312 Expressway Drive South Medford, N.Y. 11763
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