10 years ago, Cathy was in a motorcycle accident. The accident lead to the discovery of an internal nightmare. This nightmare called cirrhosis of the liver was a reoccurring one having plagued her own mother many years ago. Although life-saving, transplants are incredibly expensive. Today she asks for help from her family, friends, and cherished community.
Cathy grew up in Michigan but moved south to our beloved South Carolina at the impressionable age of 16. Here she has raised two daughters and has been blessed with 3 grandchildren. She continues to fight everyday so that she may continue to care for her granddaughter, Anna who will be turning 10 this winter.
Cathy was always busy at work on a new project that left her either covered in saw dust, paint or elbows deep in flowers. Although she is unable to start new projects now, due to her illness, she is counting the days until she can dive back into her creative cloud.
Transplants, while life-saving, can run an estimated average of $700,000. Cathy is looking at a lengthy hospital stay, labs, medications, and a six-month relocation to Charleston so that she may be closer to The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
Please consider making a donation in Cathy's honor. You can make an online donation here or mail a check donation. Checks should be made out to Help Hope Live with "in honor of Cathy Byrd" in the memo line. Mail checks to: 2 Radnor Corporate Center 100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100 Radnor, PA 19087