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I am having a miraculous recovery from paralysis, but need much more medical treatment. I still can’t believe that I have survived 4 potentially fatal disorders that struck all at the same time, but I’m determined to make my recovery worthwhile. To learn more about what happened, read on.

In June of 2016, I was bit by a black fly after a day of hiking and swimming with my 4 year old son and our friends. I felt incredibly ill and went to the Emergency Room, but got no help. Then I went to a walk in clinic and was told to take more Tylenol for my headache. I kept working my two part time jobs, but within 3 weeks I was back at the emergency room with a high fever and terrible headache. I though I just needed fluids and was dehydrated. I waited about an hour to be seen, and then once lying down, never got up again before I wast transported by ambulance to a higher level hospital. I was (temporarily and partially) paralyzed, with quadraperisis.

Updates (2)

November 16, 2017

Thank you for your donation! I won’t be able to see it posted until a week or so later, so please accept my apology for any delay in acknowledgement of your generosity.

November 21, 2017


February 22, 2018

Hi Katie, Love you! Hope to see you soon! Jessie

Jessica Wagener

December 12, 2017

My heart goes out to you all, Katie. I'm sorry you've had to endure such hardship, but I am amazed at your strength and steadfast determination to stay positive. I love you.


November 8, 2017

Lots of love and wishes for a full recovery Kate!

Marjorie Gittelman