Team Katilyn

$15,360 of $46,000 goal

Raised by 186 people in 51 months

My thirteen year old wonderful daughter Katilyn Pepper is on the McKinney Evans Middle School Pantherettes “drill team” and AP honor roll student; she started having trouble with headaches to the point of tears. Her pediatrician sent her to a neurologist where she received an MRI of her brain because of these headaches, from there she had a brain biopsy and on July 25, 2014 ironically “the same day in 2001 Katilyn’s father died”, she was diagnosed with an inoperable High Grade Glioma, stage 3 brain tumor “Anaplastic Astrocytoma”. I was told the cancerous tumor is located in the center of the left thalamus, and couldn’t be surgically removed.

Katilyn was immediately fitted for a radiation mask and will begin radiation therapy on Tuesday, August 12th. She will be treated with radiation five days a week for a total of 33 visits at UT Southwestern, in conjunction with an oral chemotherapy 3 times a day. The Neuro-oncology team hopes this will shrink the tumor. This is not a cure and the mass may grow larger at any point in the future. Intravenous chemotherapy will start the second week of November, one month after radiation ends to give her body a few weeks to heal before one year grueling powerful medication starts to break her down. 

I am a self-employed single mom with no family, here in McKinney TX. My time and energy are understandably consumed with care and attention to my daughter’s condition. It is overwhelming and imposing on my ability to work. This will be a very hard fight and so many people have asked how they can help! This site has been organized with hopes of raising money for Katilyn and I during this extremely difficult time, for daily expenses, medical bills, a special event for Katilyn, and challenges still unknown.

Thank you for your prayers, support and most of all love during this journey.
My precious Katilyn, will need as many thoughts, prayers and support as possible. We will fight hard, and I will need all of your support while helping Katilyn navigate through her journey.

Please find it in your heart to donate and spread the word to as many people as possible (email, text, facebook, tweet, and instagram this out please!!).

Cancer has affected all of us in one way or another and we need to pull together and support my very special 13 year old daughter 
on her road to recovery. I appreciate that you have taken the time to read their story and even if a monetary donation is not possible please say a prayer for Katilyn and me.  


Katilyn Pepper
P.O. Box 3412
McKinney TX, 75070

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Many thanks and may God bless you in return :)

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It's been I long year and would like you to come join us in celebrating Katilyn Kicking Cancer.
Bye Bye cancer
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Katilyn's last chemo dance :)
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THANK GOD, and ALL OF YOU, FOR ALL OF YOUR PRAYERS, LOVE AND SUPPORT. This is what the doctor said today.
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MRI results are back and Katilyn's tumor is continuing to shrink. GOD is awesome and I want to thank everyone who has supported us throughout this journey
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$15,360 of $46,000 goal

Raised by 186 people in 51 months
Created September 4, 2014
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Gail Davis
37 months ago

Praise God for His blessings over Katilyn

Cynthia Trigg
44 months ago (Offline Donation)
Evans Middle School
44 months ago (Offline Donation)

Coins for Katilyn

Donovan Thomas
44 months ago

God really awesome! Look at what He and Katilyn accomplished. Partners in FAITH!

44 months ago
Roberta Eaton
45 months ago

Thankful to the Father for your continued healing---praying for complete and total restoration, nothing missing, nothing broken! Sending love.

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