Honored Kid

Katie F.

Katie F. Kid Photo

Location

Florence, SC, US

Diagnosis

Hepatoblastoma

Date of Diagnosis

June 2008

Status

Angel

Treated At

MUSC Children's Hospital

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My Story

Katie Fitch was a very strong little girl, going through more than most people do in their entire lives. Yet, she was only three years old! On June 23, 2008 Katie was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer that occurs in about one in a million kids in the US every year. In November 2008 Katie's cancer spread to her lungs and her chemotherapy quit working. They did biopsys and went into her lungs with cameras and saw that luckily the nodules were only in one lobe. They started a new type of chemo in hopes that it would help contain or even dissolve those nodules. They were planning a lobectomy in January to remove that lobe in the lung so that she could possibly have the liver transplant she needed to remove the hepatoblastoma and the clot in the main artery of the liver. Sadly the new chemo didn't work either and we lost Katie on Sunday, February 15, 2009...the day of her fourth birthday. Katie was a typical three year old who loved Sponge Bob, Strawberry ShortCake and any other cartoon that came on TV. Her favorite color was pink and she wore it a lot! She loved Littlest Pet Shop and Barbie! She was the most awesome three year old in the world with the best personality I have ever seen!! We miss her so much.

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Who's Honoring Me

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    Stephen Corsini

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    Jennika Halko

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    Ivan Baughman

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