Just as they were coming to the end of the trail something went awry. Katie and her friend are both very experienced riders but the horses took off running so fast it was out of their control. Katie's friend was able to jump off only resulting in minor cuts and bruises but by the time she got up, Katie was lying flat on her back. She ran to Katie's side and began to call for help.
Within 30 minutes Katie arrived at Victoria General Hospital where she was sent instantly for an MRI. From there she was immediately airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital to undergo an 8 hour surgery.
Unfortunately the accident caused damage so severe to the vertebrae's in her upper spinal cord that she was given the prognosis of a quadriplegic.
Katie is a very hands-on mother of 2 beautiful boys, aged 3 and 9. Her husband currently serves in the Canadian Military as a Clearance Diver. Katie is also a co-business owner of Mint & Lime Photography, a business that has been very successful.
It is estimated that Katie and her family will have to relocate to Vancouver over the next 12 months. This is where she will receive the best care and start her extensive rehabilitation.
Katie has already proven to be a hero to so many. Her strength, spirit and determination are inspirational. This page will share with you her journey as she develops this new chapter in her life.
We would like to kindly ask that you show your support but taking the time to donate. Whether it be financially, emotionally or spiritually. Katie has asked that anyone who is willing to share in this journey to please feel free to message this page and pass on some inspiration. She is also welcoming guests (she's a social butterfly). :)
"And though she be but little, she is fierce."
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