This is Katherine or “Katie” King. Also known by 1,000’s as Katherine The Brave. Katherine was diagnosed on June 2, 2015, with DIPG. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPG) are highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumors found at the base of the brain. It is a disease which strikes at the heart of childhood. This disease has a 0% survival rate on record. Her parents Jaime and David King talk to, see and contact many Doctors from many hospitals to try and find some kind of miracle to save their daughter, but it all ends with one general idea, make her comfortable, and consider palliative (hospice) care. Her parents are her biggest fighters and advocates for spreading her story and getting the word out about this horrible life shattering disease that soon will take the life of their vibrant 7 year old girl.
Ellen, we are reaching out to you so you can help Katie achieve some of dreams before she leaves to join the angels in heaven. She is a smart beautiful young girl that deserves so much more than no hope of survival. Her family and friends have been devastated ever since this diagnosis on June 2, 2015 when she was only given a 9 month survival rate. Well Katie is a fighter and she has survived beyond that 9 month period, but her Mom knows her time here is getting short. And the family would so appreciate any help you can give to share her story and her fight with DIPG. So that other parents and kids, when told that they have DIPG and a 9 month survival rate, are not stuck with no hope as they have been given. This not only affects Katherine, it affects hundreds of warriors who are rooting for her, and hoping for a better outcome. She has sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and countless friends who are left to wonder why, and hurt along with them. This situation should never be.
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