During the first two months of Kate’s life she always seemed to be sick. She was given multiple antibiotics and steroids, but just couldn’t shake her illness. Between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old, Kate had as many as seven different surgeries for sinus infections, ear infections, and even had biopsies on her lungs. It wasn’t until Kate was six years old before she was officially diagnosed with Hypogammaglobulinemia; a condition that causes chronic infections due to having little or no immune system to fight off germs and infections properly.
Once diagnosed, Kate was put on a weekly infusion at the hospital which unfortunately resulted in her contracting meningitis multiple times. Her mother now administers the infusions at home, and Kate seems to be showing signs of improvement.
Despite Kate’s constant illness, her mother describes her as a real go-getter. Kate enjoys art, cooking, and watching game shows. As she gets older, she seems to have more health issues but keeps a good sense of humor, and tries to always have a positive outlook on life. Kate loves to listen to music and her all-time favorite kind is Christian Rock.
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