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Algonquin Mom Kathy Dozier Dies of Cancer

Dozier's son, Mason Kamp, hit a grand slam to honor his sick mother during a youth baseball tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y. in June.

Kathy Dozier, an Algonquin mom whose 12-year-old son, Mason Kamp, hit a grand slam in her honor this past June has died of cancer, according to the Daily Herald. 

Dozier, 44, died on Friday, Oct. 5 after a "brave battle with melanoma cancer," according to her obituary. Dozier owned "Chasin' Our Tails" — a dog daycare facility in Cary. 

In June, Dozier traveled with her son to Cooperstown, N.Y., where Kamp competed in a youth invitational baseball tournament and hit a home run he had earlier announced he would make happen in honor of his sick mother, according to the Daily Herald. 

The grand slam, according to Dozier's obituary, was "a feat that made national news and instantly promoted Kathy to the position of 'Proudest Mother in the World.'"

A memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel, 201 S. Main St. (Route 31) in Algonquin, according to the obituary. Burial will be private. 

Dewey Ellis October 10, 2012 at 12:40 AM
My heart breaks for that family. Wishing them strength and love during this time of tremendous loss. Love and prayers
cynthia October 10, 2012 at 04:05 PM
I am so sorry to hear this. I was so inspired by her story. We need a cure for cancer NOW..So young beautiful people like kathy don't loose their lives. My deepest sympathy to her family.
D. Bishop October 10, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Kathy, You took in Beasley, an ornery Shih Tzu who needed someone who genuinely cared. You showed him and many other pooches that love knows no bounds. For that, I am forever grateful. My heart goes out to your family, especially Mason and Ron. God Blessed you both with Kathy for 44 years. You will see her again in the presence of our Lord Jesus. Knowing Kathy (just a little), she will be waiting there with open arms for both of you! We will miss her! Henry and Diane Bishop, Beasley's family

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