Help Kate Beat Cancer!
Since November 2014, Kate has begun her fight and continues to undergo weekly chemotherapy treatments to prevent any chances of the tumor coming back.
Throughout this process Kate has lost most motor skills and speech. She has gone to speech therapy and has improved her speech, going from not being able to speak to being able to form sentences. She has also attended physical therapy and occupational therapy and is continuing to progress.
We are asking you to join and support Kate in her fight against childhood cancer. Your donations will help Kate with all her medical needs and support to beat the cancer.
As a last resort, Kate and her family agreed to undergo a research trial, where Kate would undergo a stem cell transplant in order to create a possible vaccine to eliminate the tumors. On December 13, 2016, Kate began her trial and underwent her first round of intense chemotherapy. Unfortunately, Kate had a negative reaction to the chemo and began to have chemo-induced seizures. These seizures left Kate in an unresponsive coma for 17 days. Kate was held in ICU until she was transferred to Woodland Hills to proceed with her chemotherapy.
Due to the severity of the seizures Kate experienced significant brain damage; this has set her back further from her previous progress. Kate completed the remaining rounds of chemo and as of May 8th, 2017 was transferred to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Kate is receiving her vaccine, as well as participating in physical and occupational therapy. Kate is relearning all her basic functions such as eating, walking, and communicating. Kate has not been home since December 13th of 2016 and continues to fight for her life every day.
We are asking you to join in supporting Kate with in her fight against childhood cancer. Your donations will help Kate with all of her increasing medical needs.