|Catie and her mom, photo from Catie's Facebook|
Catie's first surgery was when she was nine years old to remove a fibroma on her back. Since then she has had tumors removed all over her body both internally and externally. I can attest that surgery is not easy on either your body or your mental state; it takes one strong individual to be able to endure 65 surgeries and counting, and still be optimistic about life.
I find Catie inspirational because she simply lives her life as she wishes. She welcomes love into her life and grabs onto it with all her strength. It is not always easy getting out of bed each morning because sometimes she is in tremendous pain, still, she gets out of bed and goes on with her day.
" I'm just trying to make life good every day." - Catie