Help The Norton Family & Katelyn Press on!

For: Katelyn Norton and family
Organizer: Julie Oakley
Help The Norton Family & Katelyn Press on! (Katelyn Norton and family)
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The Story

Katelyn Norton was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor called a schwannoma tumor.  Schwannomas form in the tissues that surround and insulate the nerves. Katelyn survived a difficult surgery and an arduous rehabilitation.  Recently during a follow up appointment with the family's neurologist, regrowth of the tumor appeared on an MRI.  This was a shock to the family.  Katelyn will soon begin treatment for this reoccurrence.

Complications from the original surgery are still present.  Katelyn lost hearing in one ear and has paralysis on one side of her face.  Prior to this recent neurology appointment, the family had been seeking specialists to perform a facial surgery and recommend further surgical options for the ear nerve that was damaged.  These surgeries still need to take place, but Katelyn will need to face more treatment for the regrowth first. 

Katelyn and her family are facing many more expenses with this reoccurrence and need your help.  It is difficult for any family to weather such a financial undertaking with one major medical event, not to mention when a reoccurrence presents itself.  To make matters more stressful, the family is battling with their insurance company who has denied their claim to take her to a specialist for this type of tumor because they must cross state lines to do so.

Please help Katelyn's family by supporting her through your contribution to help with medical expenses. 

If you do not want to contribute online, please contact [email protected] for a mailing address.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 16, 2015

Posted on March 16, 2015

Katelyn and Debbie just returned from a 10 day trip to Iowa.  Since our last post, Katelyn has had three brain surgeries.  She is in the midst of a trial that is requiring all kinds of testing and nerve studies in different parts of her body.  Many of these tests are painful and Katelyn continues to battle headaches. 

The next step will be for MD Anderson to begin radiation treatments.  This can be quite complicated because radiation on the brain for nerve sheath tumors of a young person is not common.

I can't begin to tell you the physical, emotional, and financial strain this family is feeling.  On top of Katelyn's medical strains, the family has faced surgeries for 3 other family members...2 surgeries on feet and 2 on knees.

Please consider giving whatever you can to the family...any amount will help.  If you cannot help financially, please pray daily for this wonderful family. 

Posted on June 25, 2014

Posted on June 25, 2014

Please be in prayer for the Norton family.  Katelyn is home and recovering well.  She is having a bit of trouble with the incision on her abdomen.  It is not healing as nicely as we had hoped.  They will be leaving in a week and a half for the second surgery.  The muscle will be taken from the leg for the second graft. As far as emotionally, Katelyn is overwhelmed with having to do another surgery.  As only imaginable, she gets a little weepy thinking of the enormity of the situtation.

As far as the rest of the family one challenge after another is mounting.  Mike has hurt his knees and will be having surgery in the morning.  He will be out of work for 6-8 weeks because he will not be able to walk as his job requires. This is putting an additional financial strain on the family. 

And speaking of additional financial strains, the other night at softball practice with Emily the water pump went out on their Suburban.  It is still sitting at the softball park needing fixed. 

And just when all of that sounds too much to bear, the air conditioning at their house went out! 

If there is any way for you to give another contribution please consider it.  And please get the word out the best you can to help with this fundraiser.  But most importantly, pray for miracles and God's grace for this family.

Posted on June 2, 2014

Posted on June 2, 2014

Katelyn is out of surgery and in ICU. It was tough on her coming out of the anesthesia, and she is in a lot of pain. They needed muscle to implant on her skull so they took some from her abdomen.  We thank The Lord that she is breathing on her own. There was more tumor than they originally thought, but the surgeon feels she did well surgically. Please pray for minimal swelling in her brain. The next few days are very important.

Thank you all for your prayers and support for Katelyn and her sweet family!

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