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Gold Ribbon Hero Katie C

Reason this person is a Gold Ribbon Hero: Katie is an 18-year-old survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Diagnosed when she was eight ,she was treated for 2 1/2 years by the amazing staff at Wake Forest  University’s Brenner Children’s  hospital in Winston-Salem North Carolina

Since her recovery Katie  has been an advocate for childhood cancer awareness.  She  twice her high school dance team in walk for wishes events. She ihas also been involved with the  Saint Baldrick’s  foundation and   volunteered with the arts for life program. This past summer she spent three weeks volunteering at Camp Carefree , a local camp for chronically ill children which  she attended while she was in treatment    Currently  Katie is a freshman at North Carolina State University where she plans to study human biology and possibly prepare for a career in the medical field.” – Anne C


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