Katie's Heroes - Recovery Fund

Katie’s Heroes – Recovery Care Fund

Katie’s mom, Julie, and Katie’s siblings found her unconscious and in a coma upon visiting her apartment. Our precious Katie is only 21 years old.

ER visit Diagnosis: Massive Stroke affecting the left side of her brain! They determined from the tests that her carotid arteries were blocked 51% on the left and 60% on the right side and this is what caused the stroke. Highly unusual for a young girl. Due to bleeding in the brain, she had a craniotomy procedure to release pressure. IT SAVED HER LIFE!


 SHE IS NOW ABLE TO COMMUNICATE with her eyes, blinks and tears, while still heavily sedated and tubed; however she is still considered to be in a light coma. She has the opportunity to work with a variety of therapists to continue to help bring her fully out of a coma and regain physical control of her body, while her brain heals. There are many small yet very positive signs she has this potential to recover, allowing her neural passages ways to naturally reconnect over time because of her young age.

Challenges: While in ICU she has had pneumonia, high blood pressure, blood infection, extreme pain, etc.

Your Donation will help Katie today, so she can have a better tomorrow!
Medical bills piling up. Your donations go directly to fund the care needed to provide Katie the best opportunities for a fuller recovery. Please help Katie and her family with this endeavor by donating today during this difficult time. Our deepest thanks and appreciation for anything you can do.


Katie Castro's Family

  • Diana Quackenbush 
    • $50 
    • 31 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 33 mos
  • Karla Bell 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Eric Cuadra 
    • $30 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 34 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Barbara Bakalar Reynolds 
Lancaster, CA
Julie Castro 

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