Mary Catherine O'Brien (Catie) was born on April 23, 2001 and was first diagnosed with a spinal tumor on June 17, 2008.
Catie had surgery to remove a 6cm tumor on June 19, 2008. The tumor is an extremely rare form of cancer called an ATRT (Atypical Teratoid Rabdoid Tumor).
Catie was called home to eternal life on January 25th, 2009.
Catie's journey continues on in her Legacy wish. Catie desired to have us raise enough funds each year to cover the entire operating expenses of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on her birthday April 23rd. This year on what would have been her 8th birthday, we were able to fulfill and exceed that wish for the first time. Please join with us in continuing to fulfill her final wish to eradicate pediatric cancer through research and prayer.