Memorial Fund – $19,781 Raised

Kara

Donors

Joseph Zakhary
Theresa Cameron
Michael Pollock
Kathy Bernstein
Julie, Brian, and Emma Bunsness
IU Health Physicians Executive Team
Dina Varano
Daniel and Pantila Bateman
Jenn Honda
Joseph Zakhary
Eric Leis
Dan and Melanie Powers
Theresa Cameron
Anna Baron
Amanda Redig
Honor a Life Opportunity
Andrew and Laura Dahlem
Susan and Stanley Rosenblatt
Stephen Wintermeyer
Lisa Speicher and Carl June
Bob and Deb Keith
Chris and Tamara Callahan
Dr. Jeffrey F. Peipert
Tom and Jeannie McAllister
John and Deborah Dingess
Melissa Cavaghan and Paul Helft
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
Lisa Speicher and Carl June
Chris and Tamara Callahan
ULA Employees
Scott, Linda, Ryan, and Rachel Deits
Matthias Clauss
Katie, Ann, and Neal Dunning
Jean and Mike Reidy
Emily Cochard
David Wallace
Mark Kearns
Tom and Jeannie McAllister
Jennifer Schwartz
John Turchi
Richard Zellars
Robert and Lea Anne Einterz
Loren and Dorothy Field
Donald Piening
Chris Forkner
Julia Concelman
Sibby and Bruce Dawson
Christen Dilly
Susan Clark
Care Geraci
Darcy Smith
Emily Herbert
Suzanne Brandenburg
Marsha Ward
Lisa Griffiths
Matthew Miles
Rafat Abonour
Megan Palmer
Steven Counsell
Bill and Lisa Mills
Bridget Working
Robin Tuder
Helene and Richard Martin
Todd Bul
Lisa Maier
Audrey Hessong
Paul Kwo
Robyn Donahue
Gregory Downey
Katy Kenealy
Eszter Vladar
Megan Kannenberg
Cathy Martin
Carol Ryan
Maria Schon
Tom and Martha Imperiale
Skinner and Hughes Families
Sheila Krishnan
Patricia Smith
Marlene Rabinovitch
Catherine Sears
Betsy Jarvis
Gustavo Arrizabalaga
Joe and Jessica Smith
Denes Veres
Jaclyn McCosker
Michael Bronze
Areeba Kara
Jennifer Carnahan
Brigid and Brian Soriano
Erica Kadel
Wade Clapp
Claire Burkemper
John and Eileen Piening
Natalie Nigg
Frank Messina
Cliff Spencer
Chris Striebich
Silpa Krefft
Theresa Cameron
Iris Orion
Mel Anderson
Kara Wools-Kaloustian
Jo and Jim Roberts
Joseph Zakhary
Mark and Kathleen Unroe
Megan Miller

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“Tell me, what is it that you plan to do

With your one wild and precious life?”

Kara will always be a unique and bright light in the world. She struggled with the label of bipolar disorder, as she believed people were always more than a diagnosis. Her struggle with mental illness challenged her to adapt in ways that she found difficult to adopt. Her family firmly believes that the ways to combat this disease are through education, support, and destigmatization of mental illness. Their hope is that by contributing to support and education about mental health, families and individuals struggling with bipolar disorder and depression can live full healthy supportive lives with their loved ones.

Kara had an eccentric personality that encouraged everyone around her to be happy. Whether it was wearing unicorn slippers, pineapple shirts, 1980’s ski jackets or any other type of attire, Kara had a way of making everyone smile and look her way when she entered a room. Her confidence and exuberance for life was infectious. She was an amazing, energetic, curious, and generous young woman. Her colorful personality lent itself to family game nights, learning ukulele, playing rugby, earning her black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and travelling the world to experience the full palette of life’s beautiful details. She is remembered for her infectious laughter, for the love she brought to everyone in her life, and for never being afraid to challenge those closest to her to improve. Kara stood out amongst her siblings for her strong will, deep convictions and indomitable spirit. Her passion for life is unmatched and will forever inspire all of us. We will continue to live out her legacy by holding our loved ones close and giving ourselves to others unconditionally.