Guyton girl's legacy lives on after she loses her battle to cancer
GUYTON, GA (WTOC) -
Catie Wilkins will always be remembered for her smile, her laughter, and her practical jokes. Jenny Wilkins, Catie's mom, said the little girl loved to be mischievous, even while fighting for her life.
Catie was one year old when she was diagnosed with brain cancer. She went through chemotherapy, radiation, and many other treatments for the rest of her life. Sadly, Catie lost her battle to cancer when she was four years old.
But Jenny wanted to make sure Catie's legacy lived on in a positive way. That's when she decided to form Catie's Fund, which raises money for pediatric cancer research.
And just a few years ago, Jenny created a new event called Sisters on a Journey. It's a dinner with a raffle and silent auction. The event not only remembers Catie, but all the families fighting a similar battle.
"Cancer kills more children than any other disease," said Jenny. "It's the number two killer of children, second only to accidents. And the drugs that are being used, are decades old. It's just not acceptable. So our goal is to improve those treatments."
The Sisters on a Journey dinner is sold out, but folks can still donate to Catie's Fund.
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