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 Kimberly “Kim” Hill

Kimberly “Kim” Hill

Birth
San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, California, USA
Death 5 Mar 2011 (aged 44)
Orange, Orange County, California, USA
Burial Lake Forest, Orange County, California, USA
Memorial ID 66626627 · View Source
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Folk Figure. Her battle with leukemia led to the establishment of the Ronald McDonald House charities for children with serious illnesses. The daughter of former Philadelphia Eagles' tight-end Fred Hill, she was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia at the age of three. During the next several years, a massive fund-raising movement was led by the Philadelphia Eagles' management (notably Eagles' general manager Jim Murray) and the creation of the Eagles Fly for Leukemia charitable organization came to fruition. In 1974, the first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia and by the mid-2000s there were locations throughout the country and world-wide benefiting thousands of children and their families. During the year, Kim would make numerous public appearances on behalf of the charity and was a participant in the 1984 Rose Parade which marked the 10th anniversary of the Ronald McDonald House's opening. Kim would go on to graduate high school and work as a manager of a McDonalds' franchise her father operated. However, she suffered from recurring brain tumors due to the heavy doses of radiation she received to treat the initial cancer. This would lead to her losing mobility, eyesight, the ability to speak and her eventual death.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 8 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66626627
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kimberly “Kim” Hill (11 Aug 1966–5 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66626627, citing El Toro Memorial Park, Lake Forest, Orange County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .