But as with all journeys, this one has taken a turn that no one could have planned. Last week an MRI of Kaitlyn’s brain showed a reoccurrence in the form of a 3cm lesion on her cerebellum. The good news: the lesion is operable; Kaitlyn will undergo surgery Friday, January 12. Her doctors are optimistic that it can be removed successfully. To ensure this, following surgery, she will also have to receive targeted radiation.
No matter the sight on success, this is going to be a hard road. One that —even as I write this— I can’t fully imagine. That’s where we come in. Kaitlyn has a lot of work ahead of her. To help her on this journey we’re asking for support to ensure that the most practical challenges can be aided by her own community and the extended community of her loved ones.
Your generous donation will go directly towards covering the high medical costs associated with surgery and radiation not covered by insurance. As soon as Kaitlyn is back on her feet she will continue the fight for her life and for others affected by this disease. On behalf of Kaitlyn, her family, friends, and pets, we thank you.
- Zach Smith
- Liz Mills
- Schimm Family
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