Katey Bloxsom and her fiancé, Jaime Quezon were blessed with a beautiful baby boy on March 20, 2018.
A few celebratory weeks later, while engulfed in the midst of late-night feedings, maternal bonding and maintaining her two jobs, the 28-year-old mentioned an inconspicuous lump to Jaime, a full-time law student. Fast-forward through a whirlwind of prodding, medical tests, and scans to a jarring diagnosis that broadsided all - Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Katey has spent most of her young life relishing in the care of children. She grew up babysitting neighborhood children while a student at Plant High School in South Tampa. It was not uncommon for Katey to opt for a “night with the kids” over the Friday night big game.
Supporting herself in college Katey worked as a nanny to two precious boys whose entire family became an extension of her own.
Katey was ecstatic when she learned her final internship for her BA in English Education at USF would lead her back to her alma mater, Plant High, where she would spend her last semesters mentoring some of the same neighborhood children she once cared for years before.
Katey’s nurturing demeanor extends to her treasured friendships and close family where she instinctively walks with an inviting hand.
There has been no greater joy in Katey’s life than becoming a mother. Her many years of caregiving and doting love had dutifully prepared her for this role - HER turn, HER baby, HER Jayden.
The plan had been carefully laid out - Jaime and Katey would care for Jayden jointly in their home and, although money would be tight, Katey would continue to work outside the home to support the household, while Jaime studied and pursued his law degree in his last year. They understood it would be trying, but they were young and running on fumes of excitement, inspired to build a fulfilling life for themselves and for their new baby boy.
In a cruel twist of fate, Katey instead begins her intensive cancer treatment this week (with mounting bills certain, and able employment not). Faith, hope, and perseverance remain defining themes. Only now it is Katey and Jaime who are in need of a nurturing leading hand.
If you are so inclined, please join us in contribution as we collectively rally for generosity, love, and divine intervention to help Katey, Jaime, and Jayden through this extremely difficult time.
Thank you & God bless,
DonationsSee top donations
- Jesse Jamison
- Kimberly Valdez
- Autumn Angel
- Frank Shortt
- Gretchen Shires
Organizer and beneficiary
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more