Liverpool Echo - Tribute to warrior Kara

Liverpool Echo: Tributes to ‘warrior’ woman, 32, who died after battle with chronic fatigue syndrome

The Liverpool Echo covers the sad passing of Kara Jane Spencer calling her a ‘warrior' for her fight with the illness.


Those who knew Kara from Edge Hill University described the disability advocate as a “warrior”.

Kara’s Personal Tutor and Programme Leader for Drama Emma Heron said: “Kara arrived a warrior, determined to get the most out of every opportunity the university could offer. Despite significant health challenges that worsened over her three years of undergraduate study Kara went on to graduate with a 2:1.

“During the pandemic, as only Kara could, she successfully drew together a team of musicians to help her to record an album which climbed the charts. She was an amazing person, and all of our hearts go out to her and her family.”

In early 2020 Kara issued an appeal for musicians and producers to help her complete her first album. More than 100 people offered to help the 32-year-old and she released her nine-track album It’s Still ME later that year.

Kara described her time at Edge Hill as “the best years of my life” and during her studies she worked with the Students’ Union and University’s Inclusion Team to improve life for disabled students. In her second year, she was awarded the Reverend Jesse Jackson Scholarship for students who have overcome disability or disadvantage to get into higher education.

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