Fight Like Katie

My story is not typical. I was a healthy 28-year-old when I discovered a lump in my breast, then diagnosed with stage 3 cancer the week of my 29th birthday. Not even a month after my diagnosis, I began chemotherapy. I have been receiving chemotherapy in Tyler, TX for almost six months and anticipate having a double mastectomy in July along with beginning the reconstruction process. The side effects of chemo have taken a lot from me... my hair, appetite, energy, memory, and potentially my fertility.  But it cannot take away my hope.

I am currently teaching full-time and attending grad school half-time. With the addition of battling cancer, my mental plate is entirely full. Money should not be the source of my anxiety, but it is certainly a contributing factor. My goal is to raise enough money to help cover the expenses of chemotherapy, surgery, travel/lodging, school, and possible fertility treatments. My cancer journey is far from over, but with your help, I will be able to continue fighting. Your support and encouragement are greatly appreciated. <3


  • John Willis 
    • $100 
    • 9 d
  • Benjamin Graham 
    • $58 
    • 19 d
  • Broc Raymond 
    • $50 
    • 20 d
  • Patricia Wyman 
    • $50 
    • 20 d
  • Carol Dawson 
    • $200 
    • 1 mo
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Katelyn Johnston 
Grapeland, TX
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