About Kate

Our sweet and spunky Kate Olivia was living an ordinary toddler-hood until the late summer of 2013 when we noticed some excessive bruising on her legs & arms.  Kate is adventurous, but certainly not to the extent that she should be bruising as much as she was.  It didn’t take long for us to suspect something was up.  We took her to her wonderful pediatrician for some simple bloodwork, thinking maybe she had anemia.

The very next day, on August 15th, our beautiful 2 year old was diagnosed with high risk Pre-B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  While this is a very treatable type of pediatric cancer, Kate is in for a long road with a treatment schedule of just over 2 years.

Thanks to the love & support of friends like you, Kate’s Krew will stomp out this leukemia and she will go on to live the beautiful, healthy & full life she so richly deserves.

5 Responses to About Kate

  1. Jen & Chris Wilber says:

    Lindsay, Mike and Kate, we are praying for you all and sending you all our love. You are truly an inspiration to all those around you with your positive attitude and your devotion and love of your beautiful baby girl. Please let us know if you need anything at all. God bless you, Jen & Chris

  2. Julie says:

    Hi Mike, Lindsey and sweet Kate, this is your family in Florida and we want you all to know we are praying for each of you, especially Kate. She is a beautiful little angel and we know that God is listening to our prayers and we have faith that Kate will conquer this terrible disease with God’s healing love. We are here for each of you and look forward to the day we can meet Kate. We are only a phone call away. Love you all, Aunt Patsy, Uncle Bill, Cousin Julie and Chelsea

  3. Mick Mullins says:

    Lindsay,
    its Mick Mullins from Brisbane here. Funny how news gets GLOBAL!

    Our family has been on your journey and we wish your little Kate every bit of luck she deserves and we know children deserve it all.

    The road sounds so similar, and the challenges keep coming, but little miracles happen every day.

    We will say some prayers for Kate, Mike and yourself…

    Mick

    • kateskrew says:

      Mick! Oh WOW what a surprise this evening! I am amazed and so thankful for your note. I still think of you every single time I wear a pashmina from one of our many travels with EO. Thank you so much for stopping in to say hello and share your words. Thank you and God Bless your family!

  4. Heather Smith says:

    Your family is in my prayers and I know you can do this. Reading your blog sounds so similar to my own story including my mom helping so much with my daughter’s treatment. My daughter also had ALL. She was diagnosed when she was five. She just turned 16 a few weeks ago and not a day goes by that I don’t realize what a huge gift she is. She too was treated at Fairfax and the nurses, doctors and child life specialist are the best!

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