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Katie's Hope Journey HSCT for M.S.

$10,735 of $45,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 3 months
Created October 3, 2018
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Katie’s Hope Journey to End Her M.S. 

For those of you who don’t know our sister Katie, we’d like to share some information with you in hopes that you might want to join us in supporting her fight.                        

Katie is a 32-year-old wife, mother, daughter, aunt, and friend to many. Katie and her husband Tony have been married for thirteen years and have 7 children between them. They currently depend on Katie's income since recently starting their new family business. On February 20th, 2010 Katie was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) and her world turned upside down.

Living with Multiple Sclerosis for the nearly 9 years and having failed five medications, Katie is running out of time and options. It is becoming increasingly more difficult for her to have the quality of life she and her family deserve. Over the past few years her Multiple Sclerosis has progressed in such a way that it causes her to suffer from extreme fatigue, numbness, tingling, heat intolerance, cognitive issues, memory loss, bladder issues, vision problems, vertigo, "MS hug", severe ice pick headaches, and tremors which makes her day to day life difficult.  All MS medications that are currently available will only slow down disease progression up to 30%.

However, there is a treatment called HSCT (Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant) which has been proven to STOP disease progression in people with RRMS.

HSCT is the transplantation of Multipotent Hematopoietic stem cells, which comes from her own marrow. This is a very invasive treatment that also involves a regiment of high potent chemotherapy.  This option is not available to everyone with Multiple Sclerosis and we are so excited and blessed that Katie has been approved to receive this life-changing treatment at Northwestern Medicine University Hospital in Chicago!

This has not been an easy decision for Katie and our family, but after much prayer, we know that our HOPE and trust in Christ will get us through.  

We are seeking YOUR SUPPORT as this will be a major financial undertaking for Katie and her family. We are still waiting to hear back from insurance with the hope that they will be of assistance in this process.                                                                                          

Time is of the essence – please know that every prayer, every share on social media, and every donation is greatly appreciated.

Please follow Katie’s Hope Journey!


Any further details please feel free to contact Katie directly. 



Thank you for your consideration and God Bless you,                                               
Terah & Emily
"Katie's Sisters"

"Katie's A Champion Watch Her Soar!"                                   
Isaiah 40:31
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Update 7
Posted by Katie Hominsky
15 days ago
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The Medina Gazzette did a follow up on Katie's journey! Only $35,000 more to raise!! Come on we can do this!!!

http://www.medina-gazette.com/Medina-County/2019/01/05/Reneewed-hope-for-MS-patient.html
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Update 6
Posted by Katie Hominsky
24 days ago
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We hope that everyone had a blessed Christmas and Holiday with their families! We are only 73 days away from Katie heading to Chicago!! She just completed 3 days of IV steroids and is currently on a taper to try and keep her systems under control. Legs and arms are very painful, and the good Ohio weather isn't helping her. By the end of the day she has enough strengh to eat and just lay down for the rest of the evening. We are $38,000 away from hitting our goal! EVERY DONATIONS matters! Please SHARE SHARE SHARE and lets HIT this goal for Katie!
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Update 5
Posted by Katie Hominsky
1 month ago
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UPDATE on Katie's Hope Journey to END her M.S. Facebook page!

Katie still needs to raise the full $60,000 to pay for the medical expenses that are NOT covered by the insurance, the stay in Chicago, travel, and to be off work to recover! We are standing around $22,000 that we have raised in just 2 months! We need to get her another $38,000 before she leaves! Lets rally together to make this happen for Katie!!


https://www.facebook.com/KatiesHopeJourney/videos/291237015071740/
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Update 4
Posted by Katie Hominsky
1 month ago
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Update on Katie.
She is still working 5 days a week. It's still a struggle to get up every morning, but she does it by the grace of God! Pain in her legs is getting worse. She will use her cane when she absolutely has too, even though she should be using it every day at work. Fatigue is off the charts and she will most likely be starting IV steroids to try and keep her pain and systems to calm down a little bit. Please keep her in your prayers.

Update on funds raised. She is very grateful for the turn out at her fundraiser. We came in around 50% less then what we were hoping for her. But it's still 50% more than what she had! With GoFundMe and the fundraiser we are a around $15,000 raised! Our goal is still $60,000! Please share this post as much as possible! Katie's goal dates for Chicago is March 2019! We have time to make this happen! She is trusting in God that we will hit $60,000 by January!
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