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UPDATE!

Hello everyone!

I wanted to share a brief update about Katherine's journey.

She received her bone marrow transplant two months ago and is recovering as well as can be expected. A huge thank you to the incredible people at Hope Lodge for hosting them and providing everything they need to be close to their doctors. This made a big difference, especially considering the trips we were making to Boston several times a week before, which were definitely affecting Katherine's health.

I also wanted to express my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you - family, friends, and even complete strangers - who reached out with calls, text messages, and emails to check on Katherine. Most of you haven't even had the chance to meet Katherine or her mother Siomara, but your show of love and compassion means the world to both of them and to me.

My sincerest thanks also to the incredible medical staff and institutions who are taking such good care of Katherine.

Words cannot express the impact they are having on her life.

 

Now, some of you have asked me why I chose to help a stranger. The truth is, when someone's life is at stake, you don't focus on their past or the "what ifs." You take action.

No matter who they were, I knew I had to do something. My decision was solely based on the need to save a life.

 

Thank you all for your continued trust and compassion. Sending blessings to Katherine and Siomara as they navigate their journey with the American healthcare system and fight for their happy ending.

#Katherine'sJourney #caritasmile #takeatripchangealife

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