Katherine was a very kind, deep thinking, and angelic child. She cared about those around her. An example that all of you mothers and fathers will appreciate is, she would wake up on a Saturday morning, such as this, and walk into the living room and turn on the TV all on her own, at the very age you see her in these photos. She didn’t want to wake us up. Katherine cared that we rested. You could ask Katherine on a daily basis what she wanted to do, and 9 times out of 10 it was followed up with, “What do you want to do?” Katherine cared that we felt included. Tori and Alissa would volunteer to watch her, so that momma and dad could go on a date. Katherine would put on her “sisters in charge” face and be on her best behavior. There was never a complaint. She would just relax with them and do what they said. Katherine cared about her siblings. These photos are Katherine King and her cousin Kyleigh. She cared so very much about her cousin. So much so that she would pick what Kyleigh wanted to do over her own choices, even when the age gap was more apparent, such as the photos attached. Katherine cared about family, so much… To the day Katherine passed her biggest concern was having fun parties and Kyleigh and Molly being there and enjoying themselves. Katherine cared that they felt joy. Katherine. Cared. Period.
Katherine cared about everything, and everyone… So why didn’t the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and our government care about Katherine? A child such as this, whom more than likely would have grown up to be a doctor, caregiver,a researcher for rare diseases, possibly a teacher, who knows… Katherine should have had access to the most amazing medicines available. A cure should not have been hard to come by. Someone should’ve cared, someone should’ve cared for Katherine.