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Jill Burns
Jill
Your journal entries for Kate are always beautiful and graceful... from the heart of a mother.  Katie is always in my prayers... She is certainly a hero to so many as well as a fighter and will not give up.   What an inspiration to others.   Please continue to keep us posted on her upcoming visits.
Lois Bennett
Lois from San Diego
As I went to open up CaringBridge and read your latest post Holly my heart skipped a beat. I wait patiently to get an update on Kate and then when it arrives I feel  happy and scared at the same time. I have followed Kate's journey from the beginning and I too like so many others have prayed for her and your family daily. I hold her close to my heart everyday in all I do. I have no idea how you can love someone you have never met and probably never will. How the love I feel for this little girl is so strong and powerful and yet I have never seen her face or heard her voice. But yet the love is there. I looked back at all of the pictures of Kate. From when she was just a little one with the look of an angel up to the latest one where she is now a beautiful young lady. Changing thru the years and thru the photos yet always with those beautiful soulful eyes. She has been  sent down this road for a reason. How can so many people from all over the world love this little girl as they do? They pray for her daily. They cry for her and laugh with her. They feel her pain. They lift her up in the hard times and rejoice with her in the good times. They personally feel a connection with Kate that is unexplainable. The same connection that I feel. We love this little girl with all our hearts and souls. We have learned so much from Kate. Lessons that we can only learn from watching her story unfold before our eyes. We use those lessons in our daily lives. To be grateful for our health and that of our children and grandchildren. To use Kate as an example to others. My 32 year old nephew was recently diagnosed with a very aggresive form of cancer. I remember telling him that he must be strong and fight. That if Kate can do it he can do it. She is a shining example of the good in this world but yet with the good sometimes comes the bad. I will add this latest picture of Kate to my refrigerator. My family knows Kate. They know the reason why there is a picture of a little girl on my refrigerator who is not family by blood but family by heart. They also keep her in prayer and they know how lucky we are as a family to be healthy but they know that there are many who are not. "There but by the grace of God go I" and I thank God everyday for my healthy children and grandchildren and also thank God for bringing Kate into my life. Blessings to you Holly as you care for this special young lady who has touched the lives of so many with her smile, her beauty, her steadfast determination and her strength. As we carry your family with us in daily thought and prayer please know that so many love your daughter and your family. When the next step seems to much to take remember we are all here to carry you along this road that Kate must navigate. God bless you sweet Kate. I know the 5th grade is just waiting for you to do amazing things.
jessica hite sorensen
jessica hite sorensen
Have been following your journey since diagnosis. Have kids of my own now and we pray for Kate. They ask about Kate, peruse the photos, admire her courage, follow her example of hope in Jesus. At 8 and 6, in their world and eyes, Kate is a hero. While we have never met, your family is held dearly by ours. Thank you for sharing all you have.
Judy Peterson
Judy Peterson
Heidi, what a wonderful posting - because of the news of Kate's good MRI, Kate's determination to attend school for her 5th grade year, and for sharing the feelings each of you experience as you walk this unintended path.  May God continue to bless each of you with hope for each day and healing for Kate!

Carrie Carter
Carrie Carter
I admire your strength, Kate.  You truly have the spirit of God in you.  I don't believe that God makes people sick but I do believe that he has allowed you to continue on this journey because in the process you are becoming a truly amazing soul and you are teaching those around you to find the strength of character in themselves.  I'm sure this isn't the life you would have chosen for yourself and just as Jesus did I pray that this cup of suffering be taken away from you so that you would have the chance in this life to just go back to being a normal kid. But you are anything but normal, you are exceptional.  
Terri Marino
Terri!
I just love to read your updates. I experience so many different emotions and feel God's presence. Your little miracle, his unfailing love and a peace knowing she's still moving forward. I will continue my prayers for Kate extra prayers for her school days, her chemo adventures and the 60 wonderful days till the next MRI. God Bless all of you!
shannon best
Shannon in Austin
I thank you, Jesus, for Kate and for this news on this MRI. Thank you Great Physician!
Kate,
You look beautiful in your picture. We are praying for you sweet girl. I am so excited for you to start back to school. 5th grade? WOW!!
Good luck on the first day back!!!
XOXO
Shannon and Family 
Austin, TX


Joanne Lowe
Joanne Lowe from Ontario, Canada
I am always so glad to hear an update about Kate, I've been there praying with you and your family almost from the beginning of your journey, and I cannot believe you will be going into grade 5!!!  WHERE has the time gone!!!  :)  Kate, your heart and your love for your family and also for other children who are hurting warms our hearts, and your determination to take part and make decisions is awe-inspiring.  God is using you where you are, and we are all praying with great intensity for God to heal you, and that your next round of chemo will go so very well.  You are our hero!!!  I'm so grateful to your Mom, Holly for writing these updates, for we have all quickly grown to love you and your family, and we care so much to know how things are going.  I sigh relief when I hear a good MRI report, how happy are all of the huge number of us online who love you!!!  I know your path is challenging, but know that God is using you in a mighty way and that He is so very proud of you.  WE are proud of you!!!  And we send you our love and our prayers.
XOXO



Lois Bennett
Lois from San Diego
As I went to open up CaringBridge and read your latest post Holly my heart skipped a beat. I wait patiently to get an update on Kate and then when it arrives I feel  happy and scared at the same time. I have followed Kate's journey from the beginning and I too like so many others have prayed for her and your family daily. I hold her close to my heart everyday in all I do. I have no idea how you can love someone you have never met and probably never will. How the love I feel for this little girl is so strong and powerful and yet I have never seen her face or heard her voice. But yet the love is there. I looked back at all of the pictures of Kate. From when she was just a little one with the look of an angel up to the latest one where she is now a beautiful young lady. Changing thru the years and thru the photos yet always with those beautiful soulful eyes. She has been  sent down this road for a reason. How can so many people from all over the world love this little girl as they do? They pray for her daily. They cry for her and laugh with her. They feel her pain. They lift her up in the hard times and rejoice with her in the good times. They personally feel a connection with Kate that is unexplainable. The same connection that I feel. We love this little girl with all our hearts and souls. We have learned so much from Kate. Lessons that we can only learn from watching her story unfold before our eyes. We use those lessons in our daily lives. To be grateful for our health and that of our children and grandchildren. To use Kate as an example to others. My 32 year old nephew was recently diagnosed with a very aggresive form of cancer. I remember telling him that he must be strong and fight. That if Kate can do it he can do it. She is a shining example of the good in this world but yet with the good sometimes comes the bad. I will add this latest picture of Kate to my refrigerator. My family knows Kate. They know the reason why there is a picture of a little girl on my refrigerator who is not family by blood but family by heart. They also keep her in prayer and they know how lucky we are as a family to be healthy but they know that there are many who are not. "There but by the grace of God go I" and I thank God everyday for my healthy children and grandchildren and also thank God for bringing Kate into my life. Blessings to you Holly as you care for this special young lady who has touched the lives of so many with her smile, her beauty, her steadfast determination and her strength. As we carry your family with us in daily thought and prayer please know that so many love your daughter and your family. When the next step seems to much to take remember we are all here to carry you along this road that Kate must navigate. God bless you sweet Kate. I know the 5th grade is just waiting for you to do amazing things.
Judy Peterson
Judy Peterson
Heidi, what a wonderful posting - because of the news of Kate's good MRI, Kate's determination to attend school for her 5th grade year, and for sharing the feelings each of you experience as you walk this unintended path.  May God continue to bless each of you with hope for each day and healing for Kate!

Carrie Carter
Carrie Carter
I admire your strength, Kate.  You truly have the spirit of God in you.  I don't believe that God makes people sick but I do believe that he has allowed you to continue on this journey because in the process you are becoming a truly amazing soul and you are teaching those around you to find the strength of character in themselves.  I'm sure this isn't the life you would have chosen for yourself and just as Jesus did I pray that this cup of suffering be taken away from you so that you would have the chance in this life to just go back to being a normal kid. But you are anything but normal, you are exceptional.  
Terri Marino
Terri!
I just love to read your updates. I experience so many different emotions and feel God's presence. Your little miracle, his unfailing love and a peace knowing she's still moving forward. I will continue my prayers for Kate extra prayers for her school days, her chemo adventures and the 60 wonderful days till the next MRI. God Bless all of you!
Joanne Lowe
Joanne Lowe from Ontario, Canada
I am always so glad to hear an update about Kate, I've been there praying with you and your family almost from the beginning of your journey, and I cannot believe you will be going into grade 5!!!  WHERE has the time gone!!!  :)  Kate, your heart and your love for your family and also for other children who are hurting warms our hearts, and your determination to take part and make decisions is awe-inspiring.  God is using you where you are, and we are all praying with great intensity for God to heal you, and that your next round of chemo will go so very well.  You are our hero!!!  I'm so grateful to your Mom, Holly for writing these updates, for we have all quickly grown to love you and your family, and we care so much to know how things are going.  I sigh relief when I hear a good MRI report, how happy are all of the huge number of us online who love you!!!  I know your path is challenging, but know that God is using you in a mighty way and that He is so very proud of you.  WE are proud of you!!!  And we send you our love and our prayers.
XOXO



Jill Burns
Jill
Your journal entries for Kate are always beautiful and graceful... from the heart of a mother.  Katie is always in my prayers... She is certainly a hero to so many as well as a fighter and will not give up.   What an inspiration to others.   Please continue to keep us posted on her upcoming visits.
jessica hite sorensen
jessica hite sorensen
Have been following your journey since diagnosis. Have kids of my own now and we pray for Kate. They ask about Kate, peruse the photos, admire her courage, follow her example of hope in Jesus. At 8 and 6, in their world and eyes, Kate is a hero. While we have never met, your family is held dearly by ours. Thank you for sharing all you have.
shannon best
Shannon in Austin
I thank you, Jesus, for Kate and for this news on this MRI. Thank you Great Physician!
Kate,
You look beautiful in your picture. We are praying for you sweet girl. I am so excited for you to start back to school. 5th grade? WOW!!
Good luck on the first day back!!!
XOXO
Shannon and Family 
Austin, TX


Lois Bennett
Lois from San Diego
As I went to open up CaringBridge and read your latest post Holly my heart skipped a beat. I wait patiently to get an update on Kate and then when it arrives I feel  happy and scared at the same time. I have followed Kate's journey from the beginning and I too like so many others have prayed for her and your family daily. I hold her close to my heart everyday in all I do. I have no idea how you can love someone you have never met and probably never will. How the love I feel for this little girl is so strong and powerful and yet I have never seen her face or heard her voice. But yet the love is there. I looked back at all of the pictures of Kate. From when she was just a little one with the look of an angel up to the latest one where she is now a beautiful young lady. Changing thru the years and thru the photos yet always with those beautiful soulful eyes. She has been  sent down this road for a reason. How can so many people from all over the world love this little girl as they do? They pray for her daily. They cry for her and laugh with her. They feel her pain. They lift her up in the hard times and rejoice with her in the good times. They personally feel a connection with Kate that is unexplainable. The same connection that I feel. We love this little girl with all our hearts and souls. We have learned so much from Kate. Lessons that we can only learn from watching her story unfold before our eyes. We use those lessons in our daily lives. To be grateful for our health and that of our children and grandchildren. To use Kate as an example to others. My 32 year old nephew was recently diagnosed with a very aggresive form of cancer. I remember telling him that he must be strong and fight. That if Kate can do it he can do it. She is a shining example of the good in this world but yet with the good sometimes comes the bad. I will add this latest picture of Kate to my refrigerator. My family knows Kate. They know the reason why there is a picture of a little girl on my refrigerator who is not family by blood but family by heart. They also keep her in prayer and they know how lucky we are as a family to be healthy but they know that there are many who are not. "There but by the grace of God go I" and I thank God everyday for my healthy children and grandchildren and also thank God for bringing Kate into my life. Blessings to you Holly as you care for this special young lady who has touched the lives of so many with her smile, her beauty, her steadfast determination and her strength. As we carry your family with us in daily thought and prayer please know that so many love your daughter and your family. When the next step seems to much to take remember we are all here to carry you along this road that Kate must navigate. God bless you sweet Kate. I know the 5th grade is just waiting for you to do amazing things.
Carrie Carter
Carrie Carter
I admire your strength, Kate.  You truly have the spirit of God in you.  I don't believe that God makes people sick but I do believe that he has allowed you to continue on this journey because in the process you are becoming a truly amazing soul and you are teaching those around you to find the strength of character in themselves.  I'm sure this isn't the life you would have chosen for yourself and just as Jesus did I pray that this cup of suffering be taken away from you so that you would have the chance in this life to just go back to being a normal kid. But you are anything but normal, you are exceptional.  
shannon best
Shannon in Austin
I thank you, Jesus, for Kate and for this news on this MRI. Thank you Great Physician!
Kate,
You look beautiful in your picture. We are praying for you sweet girl. I am so excited for you to start back to school. 5th grade? WOW!!
Good luck on the first day back!!!
XOXO
Shannon and Family 
Austin, TX


jessica hite sorensen
jessica hite sorensen
Have been following your journey since diagnosis. Have kids of my own now and we pray for Kate. They ask about Kate, peruse the photos, admire her courage, follow her example of hope in Jesus. At 8 and 6, in their world and eyes, Kate is a hero. While we have never met, your family is held dearly by ours. Thank you for sharing all you have.
Judy Peterson
Judy Peterson
Heidi, what a wonderful posting - because of the news of Kate's good MRI, Kate's determination to attend school for her 5th grade year, and for sharing the feelings each of you experience as you walk this unintended path.  May God continue to bless each of you with hope for each day and healing for Kate!

Joanne Lowe
Joanne Lowe from Ontario, Canada
I am always so glad to hear an update about Kate, I've been there praying with you and your family almost from the beginning of your journey, and I cannot believe you will be going into grade 5!!!  WHERE has the time gone!!!  :)  Kate, your heart and your love for your family and also for other children who are hurting warms our hearts, and your determination to take part and make decisions is awe-inspiring.  God is using you where you are, and we are all praying with great intensity for God to heal you, and that your next round of chemo will go so very well.  You are our hero!!!  I'm so grateful to your Mom, Holly for writing these updates, for we have all quickly grown to love you and your family, and we care so much to know how things are going.  I sigh relief when I hear a good MRI report, how happy are all of the huge number of us online who love you!!!  I know your path is challenging, but know that God is using you in a mighty way and that He is so very proud of you.  WE are proud of you!!!  And we send you our love and our prayers.
XOXO



Jill Burns
Jill
Your journal entries for Kate are always beautiful and graceful... from the heart of a mother.  Katie is always in my prayers... She is certainly a hero to so many as well as a fighter and will not give up.   What an inspiration to others.   Please continue to keep us posted on her upcoming visits.
Terri Marino
Terri!
I just love to read your updates. I experience so many different emotions and feel God's presence. Your little miracle, his unfailing love and a peace knowing she's still moving forward. I will continue my prayers for Kate extra prayers for her school days, her chemo adventures and the 60 wonderful days till the next MRI. God Bless all of you!