Katy’s Story

Katy's Story

-50+ years RN
-1998 diagnosed with stage IV non-hodgkins lymphoma
-1999 Autologous stem cell transplant – Mayo Clinic
-16 years cancer free
-IL Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) board member
-Founded Light The Night program in Rockford, IL
-$1,000,000+ raised for LLS in Rockford, IL
-Wish granter – Make-A-Wish foundation
-Advocate for Donate Life/Gift Of Hope
-1,000’s of volunteer hours at cancer centers
-2015 diagnosed with MDS. bone marrow cancer believed to be
caused by previous chemotherapies
-2015 Allogeneic stem cell transplant – Univ of Chicago
-2016 diagnosed with leukemia

September 23, 1944 – August 24, 2016