Katie's Craniotomy

Recently, my dear friend, Katie Smith under went brain surgery to remove a Cavernous Angioma (benign vascular tumor) from her right brain.
Roughly 2 years ago, doctors found the angioma after she suffered a seizure at work. Since then, Katie's neurologist has monitored the tumor to check for growth and bleeding. 
This spring, Katie began to have "dizzy spells" (as she describes it) that literally made it impossible for her to do her normal daily routine. After a trip to the ER and another MRI, the doctor confirmed that the angioma was growing and bleeding and needed to be removed. 
Thankfully, the surgery was a success but Katie now faces the uphill battle of paying for the surgery, the follow up visits and scans out of pocket. The total is expected to exceed 6 figures not including what she has already paid. As a single mom and being self employed this will be a tough financial battle for her to tackle on her own.
I ask you, if you are able, to donate what you can to help alleviate some of this burden for her. Thank you in advance for your support!33645316_1539218732213401_r.jpeg33645316_1539218767775375_r.jpeg
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kristin Pardue-Troglin 
Organizer
Charlotte, NC
Katie Smith 
Beneficiary
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