In 2015, Cate was an active, healthy, funny, feisty 5-year-old who was taking summer by storm. She was learning how to surf, attending camp at the San Diego Zoo and getting ready to start kindergarten. In July she began to suffer from occasional high fevers, muscle aches and fatigue. Three weeks later, on August 8, after a night of fever and night sweats, Cate’s pediatrician sent to her Rady Children's Hospital for a complete blood count. Hours later, she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She was immediately admitted to the Hematology/Oncology Unit to start treatment.
Cate recently completed her two and half year treatment regimen, which included multiple types of chemotherapy and steroids. Cate's family could not be more proud of their warrior princess and are looking forward to a bright future. #CateStrong!