Katie Hnida has broken a lot of barriers, including becoming the first woman to play and score points in a Division I college football game. But now Katie is facing another challenge.
She recently was prescribed a common, everyday antibiotic and suffered a rare, life threatening reaction---multi-organ failure.
Katie’s kidneys failed, her liver shut down, and her bone marrow quit functioning. Her blood wouldn’t clot, and she had uncontrollable bleeding. Katie was admitted to the ICU in critical condition where she was given emergency dialysis and doctors debated the need for a possible liver transplant.
Fortunately, she has stabilized and her doctors and family are optimistic that she will eventually recover from this crisis. But her road back will be slow and cautious.
Here’s what is needed:
First and foremost, your prayers and support.
Second, any financial help would be much appreciated. Her hospital costs so far are more than $155,000 and continue to climb. Katie has health insurance but with a high deductible and large out of pocket costs, her policy falls substantially short of covering her healthcare needs.
Other day-to-day expenses will also need to be met since it’s estimated that she will be unable to work for at least the next 4-6 months.
Katie is on the front lines as an advocate, educator, and voice for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. The majority of her work is through nonprofits, and she dedicates a substantial amount of time providing pro-bono counselling to survivors of trauma.
Katie has always given freely of herself, and now needs your help to recover.
Whatever you can give is greatly appreciated, not only for Katie, but those she works with.
Please consider sharing this message, and help Katie heal.