Nov 14, 2018 Latest post:
Jan 27, 2020
Katie started her freshman year at UW La Crosse and was not feeling well at the end of October. She went into the student health center on October 29th and they ran an assortment of blood and heart tests. These tests found that her white blood cell count was highly elevated. The staff at UWL expressed the concern that she may have Leukemia and recommended immediate hospitalization. Bonnie, Bryan and Quinn drove immediately to La Crosse to pick Katie up and bring her back to Froedtert in Milwaukee. While waiting for family, Katie was able to pack her belongings and inform her close friends that she would be leaving. Once at Froedtert it was conformed that she had some type of Leukemia and measures were taken to bring her white blood cell count down. She spent the night in ICU and was transferred the next day to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) ICU. Treatment was started immediately as well as more tests to confirm the specific type of Leukemia. On November 1st, 2018 Katie was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She started treatment and Katie was released home on Tuesday, November 6th. She is receiving chemo and many drugs to combat the Leukemia and will be visiting the CHW Oncology Clinic and MACC Fund Day Hospital weekly.