Former boxer gives brain tumor a counterpunch

June 23, 2016  //  FOUND IN: News,

Retired professional boxer Kat Brauer Rice knew she always had to leave it all in the ring. “Krackin’ Kat” never gave up.

Rice, now a wife and mother of two, used those hard-hitting lessons from her boxing career — and her time as a college basketball player — in recent years to give a full nelson to her brain tumor.


For a take-no-prisoners athlete who went 5-1 in the boxing ring, this medical fight was a deeply personal rematch.

“The second time, when I came to the University of Michigan, I said: ‘We’re going the distance,’” says Rice, a former boxer at Detroit’s legendary Kronk Gym who now lives in metro Detroit. “Round two needed to go down at U-M.”

Click here to learn about Rice’s experience through surgery and the Functional Wellness Clinic with Dr. Shawn Hervey-Jumper.