Get to Know Katie

One of my absolute favorite donations that we have made since the inception of the foundation is when we sponsored a local 14 year old girl's wish to go to New York City through the Make-a-Wish Foundation in December 2011. Lexi's wish to go to Disney World was granted when she was 5, and it remains one of my family's fondest memories. Since it was such a special trip, we wanted another family to have a similar experience. When my parents learned about Katie's wish, the L4L Foundation didn't hesitate to sponsor her trip.

Katie is now 16, and like Lexi, has pseudo obstruction. We found out recently that she is on the UNOS list for organs and her family is preparing to travel to Pittsburgh when organs become available. She needs to receive a pancreas, stomach and small bowel instestine. When we found out, we decided that we wanted to help her family defer costs for this trip (as well as subsequent ones). The timing was perfect, since the motorcycle ride and after party was just around the corner. We plan to use some of the money we raise at the motorcycle ride and after party on August 10 to support them by purchasing plane tickets, paying for hotel accommodations, as well as helping with other costs that arise. We are very excited that Katie and her family are going to come to the event. We hope that you will come out, meet Katie and her family and have lots of fun for a great cause.