Friday, March 29, 2013
Kaitlyn Dobrow is 18 years young and she loves to have a good time with her friends! She loves to sleep, work hard and earn money, boxing, hanging out with friends and many other things. She loves life to its fullest and is always there for others and me no matter what the situation is. Her personality is one of the most amazing ones I have ever seen. Katie is the type of person who gives so much but doesn't expect others to give back. Even if she doesn’t know you, she would stand up for you no matter what. Kaitlyn is just so special to me personally and to many others as well. Whenever she walked into a room she always brightened it with her laugh and smile. There will always be something special about her. Kaitlyn is a miracle and here is her journey so far. Unfortunately, bad things tend to happen to the most wonderful people. Kaitlyn wasn't feeling very well one evening. According to her mother she got home and went to bed around 1:00 a.m. on February 12, 2013. Between 9:00 and 9:30 am that morning, she woke up and told her mother that she had a horrible headache and her entire body was in pain. Her mother assumed it was the flu and so did I. Her mom gave her some Advil and she went back to bed. The Advil provided no relief, and by 2:30 or 3:00 pm that afternoon, she was unable to get out of bed. This is when the paramedics took her to the ER.
There, she was diagnosed with Meningococcemia and she was admitted to the ICU. For the next week, her condition worsened, and her parents, family and friends were so afraid they going to lose her. Thankfully, our hero, Katie survived. I am so glad she did because I wouldn't know what to do if she didn’t. For over a month she has been in ICU needing several surgeries with still more to come. Throughout this whole situation she has become a stronger person within herself. Kaitlyn’s friends, family and those who don't even know her have been her lifeline and support! They are donating through a Fundraising site called Kaitlyn Dobrow Inspires Hope!! She has touched many hearts all around the world. She is the one who has become the hero. Katie has inspired us all. Her mother and father have been through hell and back; yet they remain strong and hopeful. That's where I know Kaitlyn gets her strength from. Due her illness Kaitlyn had to have her arms and left arm amputated at the shoulder and right arm amputated at the elbow. Both her legs were amputated at the knee. Her beautiful smile continues because she knows something good will come out of this. She has such high spirits and its simply amazing. We are accepting donations and the goal for now is 25,000 we are up to 17000 now. If you would like to help this amazing spirited girl please click the link provided. Her recovery each day has surprised the doctors. They don't know how long she will be in the hospital and will need to go to therapy to learn how to do basic things on her own again. Her life has definitely changed in many ways and knowing how strong she has become and how high her spirits are she will make it work. We love you Katie and we will always no matter what. Please send your prayers to her because she still needs them. My prayers will never stop for Katie and I will be my her side all the way. She has inspired me so much and it’s an incredible feeling!
A little about this disease:
Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness. It is spread through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions. This can occur when people live or sleep in close contact or through kissing. Teens and young adults have a higher risk for meningococcal disease.
There is a vaccination for this! Please get one if you haven't. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to message me on facebook! Love all of you guys for this wonderful support! https://www.facebook.com/star.mohammad.7967 if you want to donate money just click this click right over here http://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/1d32/kaitlynndobrowinspireshope?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fb_wall&utm_campaign=vanity_page&og_action=hug&fb_ref=823485