Friday Fighters

Friday Fighter: 4 year old Katie Green

Katie Green

Happy Friday, Fighters!

Remember the little girl I mentioned last week who is getting the quilt with all the different colored hearts? I'd like to introduce you to 4 year old Katie Green who is fighting hard against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Katie is a miracle baby, born 17 years after her older sister. She's a happy kiddo who loves to play with the other kids in her extended family. She loves blue and purple, Paw Patrol, and dinosaurs! Katie was diagnosed last summer on June 21, 2016. While her prognosis is good, cancer is still a huge battle.

Katie in the hospital

But let me invite Katie's mama, Susan, to tell you a bit more about her precious baby's story:

"She was born with three heart defects and had to be started on digoxin and Lasix at only three weeks old. She was unable to nurse and had to be on double strength formula just to get her enough calories. While they were waiting for her to get strong enough for heart surgery, her heart started to heal itself. Her cardiologist was amazed. Her ASD and pulmonary artery resolved themselves as she grew. She still has a VSD but it has shrunk considerably and in May of 2016 the cardiologist declared she would not need heart surgery. 

In June of 2016 she was diagnosed with leukemia. With intensive chemo she went on to remission in  Aug 2016. She continued treatment and in Jan 2017 she started maintenance chemo which will continue thru Sept 2018. We are very hopeful that she will overcome this too."

 Katie, we are so thankful that you have a good prognosis! Your quilt will be ready soon, sweet girl!

Katie's Quilt

ACTION ITEMS

1) COMMENT:

Leave a message of encouragement for Katie and her family. You can follow Katie's journey on Facebook at

Katie's Krusade. 

2) GIVE:

Make a donation to CURE Childhood Cancer in Katie's honor. Under the notes option on the donation page paste this message: "In Honor of Katie Green. #QuiltsforCure"

3) QUILT:

44 children in the US will be diagnosed with cancer TODAY. Make a simple, heartfelt quilt for one of them this weekend.

Also, if you ever have questions about how to get involved or how to share you child's story, just email me at hollyanne (at) quiltsforcure.org

#LoveBeatsCancer

HollyAnne

Katie and her quilt