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Katy is a 20 year old young lady who was born with Lypomyelomeningocele Spina Bifida. She has a Lipima on her back . At age 3 months , doctors operated on Katy to have the fat detethered from her spinal cord. At the age of 2 and a half , Katy started walking. Her parents told them Katy would never walk.

 

Growing up , Katy didn't have many problems until about 7th grade. That is when she had to get a brace on her  left foot because she could not  pick it up right. It was  corrected by having   3 years of braces.

 

When Katy was in high school,  she had an ulcer and had 4 extensive surgeries on her foot to fix it which included having an external fixater on her leg. Katy had 2 crow walkers with that process. 

During this time of trials and tribulations, Katy has done dancing for 13 years and singing for about 10 years. Katy wasn't suppose to be able to walk but she  has  been walking for a long time which is a BLESSING! 

 

Back in February of this year, Katy had a  Lumbar Laminectony, which is  where Katy had fat that was fused to her spinal chord released. Katy is  in a very committed relationship. They have been together for almost a year. He was there for Katy during her surgery and it was amazing for her . Katy is l going to school for medical assisting.

Katy hopes to graduate on time in August of 2019. Katy would also like to  get her own place and  get married to her boyfriend. Katy would like to also have  kids if she can .  

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