Brooke Kotrla is a 22 year old college student and graduate of Houston’s High School for the
Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA). The summer of 2017 she was diagnosed with a grade 2
astrocytoma(brain tumor). As a student and Pom Squad member at Texas Tech University,
Brooke moved home to Houston to receive her treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Even
after an 11 hour awake craniotomy, 6 weeks of proton radiation, egg retrieval, and a year of
chemo she has never stopped working to finish her degree. Brooke also teaches dance at a local
studio and is an ambassador with Dancers Against Cancer. Thanks to the generosity of donors
at Live n Leap, Brooke and her friend Emily(osteosarcoma survivor) get to go on a dream Disney
cruise in May of 2019 together! She is so thankful for the support Live n Leap has provided her