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My Story

My name is Katie Ortega. I am 18 years old and on June 8th, 2012, I was diagnosed with AML Leukemia. When I first found out, it was hard for me to grasp that I would not be living a normal teenage life, but then I remembered that God does not give us something we can not handle. Those of you who know me well, know that i'm a fighter and i will win this battle. I have cancer, cancer does not have me. I have faith in God and I know he has a great plan for me at the end of this crazy journey. I thank God for everyone in my life. And thank you to All of you who have been keeping me in your prayers. God bless!

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Katie is back to school and doing well at adjusting. It is very hard for her to sit in a room full of coughing and sneezing 17 yr olds. But she is doing the best she can ... Read more

Lia Gyore signed Katie's Guestbook.

It has been a while since the last update, so I just wanted to let you know that you are still on my mind and in my prayers. You don't know me, but I am forever rooting ... Read more

Christine Lee signed Katie's Guestbook.

Hi Katie, I hope you are doing well and feeling better. My sister who also has AML celebrated her 1 year post Stem Cell Transplant. She is doing so well now. After many ... Read more

Nita Ulloa signed Katie's Guestbook.

God bless your whole family.  I was worried when katie went back to school too, glad she was back with her sister and friends but knew that the germs would be flying ... Read more

Katie Ortega posted a new journal entry.

Katie is back to school and doing well at adjusting. It is very hard for her to sit in a room full of coughing and sneezing 17 yr olds. But she is doing the best she can ... Read more

elexa ortega signed Katie's Guestbook.

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Katie Ortega posted a new journal entry.

Happy New Year to you all from the Ortega Family. We had a wonderful Christmas and New Year celebration with Katie at home doing well. On January 2nd Katie woke you with ... Read more

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