Katie was diagnosed with AML in 2006. She reached remission and slowly started to regain back her life. Katie relapsed in April and needed a marrow/stem cell donor. Katie was a 10th grade student, active in her church’s high school ministry and student leadership, worked part-time with 5th/6th grade children at the church in her spare time. She was recently crowned “Second Princess” in the Miss Teen Asia Sacramento pageant and also won the Academic Achievement Award. Katie was of Chinese descent. Katie had cord blood transplants at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. But those treatments showed no signs of arresting the disease. Katie passed away on Jan 6 after a lengthy battle from AML.
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