Katie

Patient Leader

Katie works as a kindergarten teacher and as the president and co-founder of Life as a Zebra Foundation (LAAZF). In 2010, after seeing many doctors, Katie was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Dysautonomia. Through 2011, she was very ill, in a wheelchair, and unable to work. Through treatment, Katie returned to teaching half-time. In 2012, Katie and her sister Allie, who was diagnosed with PAN Vasculitis in 2008, started LAAZF. LAAZF raises funds for education, support, prevention, treatment, and research of invisible illnesses. LAAZF has raised close to $120,000 to carry out its mission of bringing visibility to invisible illnesses. (www.ZebraNation.org).

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She is a strong leader by example.  — Mary Lynn

Past Awards Participation

Second Annual Health Activist Awards

Finalist

Health Activist Hero

Third Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

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Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards

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