Welcome to our Team's Homepage

Welcome to our Team's Homepage
Sep 03, 2013

one step @ a time

Hi there! My name is Katelyn Spence. Many who are viewing this might already know me and know a little about my journey, but for those of you who don’t; here is a little background about me.

Just weeks after my 25th birthday, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). My diagnosis changed my life in a matter of seconds. The day I received the news will be etched in my memory forever. At the time of my diagnosis, I was working as a Registered Nurse in the Newborn ICU and attending graduate school at Quinnipiac University. When I had to start extensive chemotherapy and radiation for my leukemia, my world changed dramatically. I went from leading an active life, to being homebound with many days being spent at Smilow. While it felt like my world was being turned upside down, I still had goals. The day I got diagnosed I said I would walk in graduation and that I did. I was able to complete my graduate studies from home, walk across the stage and achieve a little victory. Of course that wasn’t enough for me, now I work to complete my clinical hours with the hope of receiving my diploma in October. Although I work hard to achieve my goals, I live with side effects from my treatment. I continue to fight an uphill battle and take everything one step @ a time. To learn more about my journey follow my blog at: katelynspence.blogspot.com.

On October 5, 2013 I will be walking in Light the Night. This is my first year participating in the event and it’s my goal to increase awareness of blood cancers. While increasing awareness, it’s also my goal to raise money to change someone’s life that has been impacted by blood cancer. Even the smallest donation makes a difference. I hope that my story has shown you that you never know where life will take you. Like myself there are millions around the world with a unique story. Please feel free to make a donation to help me reach my goal of $1000. I greatly appreciate your help in reaching my goal. Just like my cancer journey, I cannot do this alone, so THANK YOU!

Team Name Subteam Walk Site Date Team Captain City/State  
one step @ a time   Lighthouse Point Prk 10/05/13 Katelyn Spence New Haven, CT  

Supporter Comments

    "You're doing a wonderful thing. Good luck and good health to you and to all you support! Laura"

    Laura Ringer

    Mon Sep 09 02:09:42 EDT 2013

    "Wishing you all the best!!! Bonnie & John Deschenes"

    Bonnie & John Deschenes

    Mon Sep 09 02:14:15 EDT 2013

    "Fight the good fight!"

    Paul McGill

    Mon Sep 09 04:17:16 EDT 2013

    "I'm so glad that you are doing well! You have shown such strength and courage during this battle with cancer. Good for you!"

    Lee Ann Spence

    Tue Sep 10 06:49:19 EDT 2013

    "Stay Strong. Keep standing up to Cancer"

    Philip Ross

    Tue Sep 10 08:29:20 EDT 2013

    "God Bless you with your journey."

    Robert Lebel

    Tue Sep 10 01:19:29 EDT 2013

    "Thinking of you and wishing you the best!"

    Rebecca St. Louis

    Wed Sep 11 10:10:16 EDT 2013

    "Katelyn you are an inspiration and we love you! Gail & Seth Turner"

    Gail Turner

    Wed Sep 11 05:33:41 EDT 2013

    "Very inspirational story. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Stay positive!!!"

    Matthew Lame

    Thu Sep 12 10:26:53 EDT 2013

    "Way to go Katelyn. You are an inspiration to us all!"

    Mary Bylone

    Fri Sep 13 07:53:59 EDT 2013

    "Stay positive and congratulations on the fight!"

    John Sciarra

    Thu Sep 19 07:42:42 EDT 2013

    "Katelyn, many blessings on your journey. there isn't much we can do alone. thank you for asking and for supporting others. a deep bow, amy"


    Thu Sep 19 10:34:03 EDT 2013

    "You have such a great outlook and are an inspiration to many people I am sure!"

    Rachel Jadczak

    Mon Sep 23 10:15:36 EDT 2013

    "For all the support you gave our twins and us during our 37 day stay in the NBICU, we would be honored to donate to your team and walk right along side you; ONE STEP @ A TIME! XOXO The Landino Family"

    The Landino Family

    Tue Oct 01 04:15:27 EDT 2013

    "Love you Kate!!!"

    Jennifer Ronan

    Tue Oct 01 09:00:27 EDT 2013

    "Your courage will take people back to the Word, "Give GOD your pain and He will make it your gain." The Nelson family continues to pray for you and yours. Your a Blessing and we're so proud of you. Much Care and Love, The Nelson Family "

    The Nelson Family

    Wed Oct 02 12:14:53 EDT 2013

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $1,000.00
908 %
Donations: $9,080.01
Sponsorship: $500.00
Grand Total: $9,580.01

Donate to our Team

We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this team for this event.

Thanks To

Unspecified Donor $150.00
The Nelson Family $100.00
Lee Ann Spence $100.00
Kyrena Robinson $100.00
Paul McGill $100.00
JFY $50.00
The Landino Family $50.00
Mary Sommer $50.00
Maria MacKeil $50.00
Chris and Kara Sawaryn $50.00
Gerald McElwee $50.00
Jodi $50.00
Peter Harris $50.00
Gail Turner $50.00
Maria Engel $50.00
Rebecca St. Louis $50.00
Katy Brodeur $50.00
Philip Ross $50.00
William Korinek $50.00
Terry Hersey $50.00
Bonnie & John Deschenes $50.00
Laura Ringer $50.00
Lisa Hageman $30.00
Mary Bylone $30.00
Tabitha Jones $30.00
Robert Lebel $30.00
Anonymous $30.00
Brian Brozyna $30.00
amy $25.00
S. Roberson $20.00
Rachel Jadczak $20.00
Anonymous $20.00
The Brush Family  
Scott Burkins  
Melissa Bezanson  
Martha Healy  
Jennifer Ronan  
Mary Vegliante  
Shelly Ann Brown  
John Sciarra  
Joseph Novak  
John Marcek  
Matthew Lame  
Suzanne Murphy  
Gwen Haggett  
Lenox Tools  
Web Shaffer  
Marcie Rohan  
John Guzzo