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I am having a miraculous recovery from paralysis, but need much more medical treatment. I have had medical insurance throughout, but a lot of my specialized treatment isn’t covered, like certain life-saving medications and specialized physical therapy. 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. Please sign my guestbook to say hi and if you can afford to, please make a donation. Our funds are really limited while I’m unable to work and while Brad is recovering from his own workplace injury back in Nov 2017. He’s having surgery in May and won’t be back to work full time Summer 2018. To learn more about what happened with my strange and rare illness and equally rare recovery, read on.

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May 7, 2018

Had a scare recently. Was back in the hospital for 3 days. At first it was thought to be a Lupus flare. I was really bummed because I haven’t had one in about a year and a half and have been trying sooo hard with diet, meds, supplements and hardcore physical therapy. Happily, it was later determined not to be a lupus flare this time, but a reaction to one of my infusion meds from several months ago. It wiped out my white blood cells temporarily. I was put in a room in the cancer ward that has sanitized air for those who are at risk of infection. It was nice to see some of the same nurses I’ve had from the beginning and it was my third time in the cancer ward, even though I don’t have cancer. But it was super nice to get out and go home and be with Brad and Devon again. I’m doing really well now as my white blood cell count goes back up. I’m due for more of this drug by infusion in July, so me and my docs have to figure out if we should do it again or not. No way to know if it will happen again. Thank you all for your support and any donation of any amount is much appreciated. THANK YOU!

May 8, 2018

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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