Welcome to our CaringBridge website, where we are keeping family and friends updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement to support our Kate.
In February, Kate was dianosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a cancer of the blood affecting white blood cells. Shortly after the initial diagnosis, a cytogenetic test revealed Kate has Monosomy 7, a chromosonal alternation affecting her white blood cells. The Monosomy 7 will require her to have a more aggressive form of treatment, which will include two rounds of chemotherapy, each lasting approximately one month. Following the chemotherapy rounds, Kate will need a bone marrow transplant to completely wipe out leukemia from her bone marrow. She was at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis for her chemotherapy rounds, and is currently at the University of Minnesota for a bone marrow transplant.