We are so excited to announce our first ever Kairi Love Grant for Caregivers winner: Angel Kircher. Angel is a diverse artist and enjoys experimenting in different styles of art and mediums. She has a long history as a superb actress, play write, and theater master. She has even been nominated for an Irene Ryan Award for an amazing role where she played a cancer survivor with inexplicable accuracy. Her comedic prowess is even stronger than her massive theater presence. Hysterical fits of laughter await all who watch her stand up. While she shines in all areas of art she graces with her presence but she is also very active in making the world a better place. We welcome her to our Ending Cancer in Our Generation family and look forward to seeing the great work she creates with the help of our grant.


Angel Kircher

Actress, Artist, Activist, World Changer

Angel Kircher is an artist living and working in the St. Louis area. Her passions include social justice, various artistic media, stand up comedy, improvisation, creative writing, and philosophy.

The Kairi Love Grant for Caregivers

Tell us a bit about yourself and your caregiver story

I was a sophomore in college when my sister was diagnosed with Glioblastoma. I was completely ignorant of what it meant to be a caregiver or about this disease. I remember being terrified reading the statistics on this cancer, but I knew that staying outwardly strong would be important in the battle. So, that was probably the hardest part. I used all my performance reserves to keep a smile on my face, during that time. It was a bit of a role change, since my big sister had always cared for me, as the baby of the family. Caring for my sister made me more passionate than I already was about things like healthcare reform, how we treat the poor, patients' rights, and the list goes on.

What advice would you give to other caregivers?

My best advice is to really listen to your loved one and pay attention to their needs that they might not mention. Some of the things your loved one needs help with can be too embarrassing for them to mention, and it eases their distress if they don't have to ask because you were simply paying attention. There is a lot to be said about just listening and paying attention. People want to be heard.