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My name is Katrina. I am a mother of a beautiful adult daughter. I’m active in my Church, Sorority, Lupus Support Group (Co-Founder and Past Facilitator), Knitting Group, Team Captain for the Annual Lupus Walk, and I Volunteer at various Performing Art Venues. I enjoy line dancing and hiking in local and regional parks.

I was diagnosed with Lupus in 1979. I have had many challenges in my life that includes 4 right hip replacements, right ankle fusion, coma (fluid surrounding my brain), right knee replacement, other joint pain and Lupus Nephritis. In 2000 my kidneys began going into renal failure. I was given chemotherapy for a year to slow down the deterioration. There are 5 stages of kidney disease/function and I’m in the 4th stage. Your encouragement, prayers and financial support will make it possible for me to have hope so that I may live a life of longevity and quality.

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February 22, 2021

February is the month of love. We recognize those who are dear to our hearts. Honestly, we should honor and recognize our love ones daily.
I would like to give thanks to my kidney donor, Kym, who surprised me a year ago (February 2020) at lunch. We met at church 3 years ago. We became friends and now Kym is going to be my lifesaver. I am truly blessed to have her in my life.

I also want to thank my life-long friend, Cynthia, for guiding me through the process of fundraising and helphelplive.org website. Thank you Denise at helphopelive.org for answering all of our questions.

Thank you to all who have donated and to all who have prayed for my health.
Peace and Blessings,
Katrina

January 9, 2021

A New Year brings about perspective on what not only was, and what is to come but also what is NOW. Each day is a blessing from the Lord. We cannot undo our yesterdays; our tomorrows are not promised, but today, this moment in time, is so precious because it is a gift of opportunity to fulfill only that which we individually have been called to do. We can decide to spend THIS moment looking backward and wondering why or what if….or we can press forward walking in wisdom and thankfulness.
So my daily resolution is to choose to look at my PRESENT moment and ponder ways to show my love for God and my neighbor.
Cynthia

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December 15, 2020

God Bless you Katrina

Vera Johnson

December 2, 2020

Sending hugs and prayers your way Katrina. Love, Robin

Robin Key Banks

November 17, 2020

Sending you our love and prayers Ms. Katrina! - Jasper and Cynthia Harris

Jasper Harris

November 10, 2020

Katrina, We love you, Sister! We are praying for God’s blessings over you! ❤️ Hal and Jodi

Hal and Jodi Lay