Introducing Kataryna Jade Lantgen
Kataryna Jade Lantgen is a wildly outgoing, energetic 6 year old girl. On June 9th, 2008 she was diagnosed with Type B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. After a rough November and December, which included 6 inpatient stays over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, she is enjoying a much better January and February 2009. She has since regained her energy and infectious personality. She is looking forward to her 7th birthday on March 14th which she shares with her twin sister Claudia. She is also looking forward to returning to Tee Ball since her season was cut a few weeks short upon her diagnosis last season. Other than her treatment and inpatient interruptions, she is enjoying school as usual. She thoroughly enjoys her hospital visits because she has made so many friends between other patients, the nurses or the doctors. We have been very fortunate to have the extended support group of family, friends, her school and her hospital. They have all made this a little easier to deal with. Kataryna has also made it easy on all of us by taking her treatments, visits and inpatient stays all in stride. At each obstacle she just puts her head down and bores right through it and comes out smiling each time. For a little girl, she is about as tough as they come.
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