Welcome to our Caring Bridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Ten year old Katie was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis about one year ago. She was being treated up until about 3 month ago, when she had a significant flare up which ultimately caused her to undergo surgery. Katie has 2 more surgeries and in 6 months they will reverse her illeostomy. I am hoping to raise enough money for Katie to get a therapy dog when she is ready. Katie has a younger sister and brother so maybe we could even send them all on a well deserved trip to Disney as a family when her health improves. She is so brave. I am so proud of my cousin and she is amazing. Thank you for visiting and for all your support.