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Please help me in raising some money to help Katie with her medical expenses and assist with living expenses while she is on medical leave.

In February, Katie took a trip to FL to bring Ben down to Disneyworld. Katie hadn't been feeling well that morning, when they landed, she went to the ER. Katie was admitted to the ER and after a long night in the hospital (with Ben for most of that time), she was diagnosed with Food Poisoning and Colitis.

During a CT Scan to determine what was going on, a cyst was found on her pancreas. Katie never got to take Ben to Disneyworld as planned, and ended up spending the rest of the trip recovering.

Upon return to Minnesota, Katie had several follow-up appointments at Methodist and Mayo Clinic. An endoscopic ultrasound revealed a 4 cm Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm (MCN) at the tail of her pancreas. Recommendation by both hospitals was to surgically remove the cyst due to its high potential for malignancy down the road.

Katie had a very successful distal pancreatectomy at St. Mary's Hospital on May 15th and is on the road to recovery. She will remain in the hospital for 5 days and recovery is expected to be 4-8 weeks.

I created this site to try and raise some money to help Katie with her medical expenses for the ER, Surgery and 5 day hospital stay.

If you have any questions or comments about this fundraiser, please feel free to contact Kelly Miller at

Thank you so much for all your thoughts & prayers!
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