Area High Schools Make Rally for Childhood Cancer Donation in Katie Mitchell's Name
Katie Mitchell is a third-grade student at Antioch Elementary School. In 2013, before she turned 3 years old, Katie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Katie began two and a half years of treatments, enduring oral and IV chemotherapy and steroids, two surgeries, dozens of procedures where she received chemotherapy injected into her spine, blood and platelet transfusions, 2 PICU admissions, and months and months of hospital stays. Through her toughness and the support of family and friends, Katie is in remission and has won her fight! Katie has become an advocate for pediatric cancer awareness and for the Rally for Childhood Cancer movement.
Hearing about Katie’s fight and her continued push for awareness, the principals at Crestview High School, Niceville High School, Choctawhatchee High School, and Fort Walton Beach High School came together to support her and her efforts. Together those principals donated $1000 to the Childhood Cancer Rally in the name of Katie Mitchell in recognition of her fight, her success, and her advocacy.
Pictured are Dexter Day, Crestview High School Principal, Katie Mitchell, Katie’s mother, Jamie Mitchell, and Niceville High School Principal, Charlie Marello.