This beautiful and charming young woman needs our HELP. For the past several years Katie Noble has experienced severe hip and knee pain which the doctor’s thought were related. However, after surgery to repair her torn labrum in her hip the pain still existed in her knee. An MRI on her knee identified a cyst, which the doctors removed. The cyst was found to be malignant and she was diagnosed with “ Synovial Sarcoma” aka malignant Synovioma, a very rare form of cancer. Synovial Sarcoma accounts for less than 1% percent of all cancers and is typically found in teens and young adults in the range of 15-35 years old.
A 2018 graduate of Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, this energetic young woman achieved academic recognition through participation in the Ascent Program which allowed her to earn college credits at Front Range Community College while still attending high school. At Poudre High School, Katie graduated in the top ten percent of her class and participated in softball, swimming and track. She had plans to attend Front Range CC as a full-time student this fall and complete her general requirements with a possible career in the science field. Katie was also responsible to help pay for her college expenses and had obtained a part time job. All of these plans have now change drastically.
Katie will now undergo five months of extensive chemotherapy along with six weeks of radiation. This will require her to travel weekly from Fort Collins to the Sarcoma specialist in Denver for treatment. Other medical procedures associated with the side effects of chemo and radiation have already taken place.
All of us that know the Noble family dearly love them and want to support Katie, Thomas, Sarah and her five siblings during this challenging time. You may be asking, what can I do to help? We are asking two things of you. We are seeking financial donations to help offset the overwhelming cost of the treatments and other related travel expenses. We are also asking you to remember Katie and her family in your prayers. Whether you are a friend, family, part of the Fort Collins community or just have an interest in helping a young woman and her family during this extremely difficult time, we ask for your support. Your generous donations will be greatly appreciated.