Katie’s Story

Site created on November 9, 2018

Katie McElroy Wright is a beautiful vivacious young woman who was born 28 years ago with a rare liver disease, biliary atresia. She has been living a normal life with her native liver since birth. She graduated from Brookwood High School in Georgia in 2008 and Oklahoma Christian University in 2012. She married her high school sweetheart and best friend Elliot that same year. She started working at  the Oklahoma Christian University bookstore and is now the manager there. She has been enjoying her life with family, friends , her kitty River, and her work until last Monday when her liver failed. After a week of roller coaster improvements and setbacks we are finally waiting for her to be put on the transplant list. This page is to keep everyone updated on her journey of healing so she can get back to her life. Thank you for supporting her with your prayers  and love.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Elliot Wright

Happy New Year, everyone! We are still doing well, and Katie's numbers still seem to be tending in the right direction. Her incision is mostly healed to a scar now, but the mouth will be slower to heal. We are still going in for lab work twice a week, but we are now only meeting with her physician every other week. She's walking without assistance now, although stairs are still not really allowed. Now that we're three weeks past discharge, she's allowed to start being around more people. The first thing we did was go out to the theater and saw Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse which we had both been looking forward to. In terms of medications, we are starting to come down from some of them, which is good. Will see where the next few visits bring us in that respect. 
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