Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Katey Ballard-CF Warrior-February 4, 1985 to March 9, 2014

I was sad to discover the loss of another CF Warrior this week, Katey Ballard.  I have been following Katey's blog and story since I starting blogging, back in 2009.  Katey lead an amazing life and was a true inspiration to me in so many ways.  She was a double lung transplant recipient, was able to balance obtaining a nursing degree while managing complications with CF, traveled to Africa to help those in need, worked as a nurse, and was highly involved in raising awareness and funds through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Katey was engaged to be married in just 45 days.  While I feel so sad about her death, I feel even more sad she was not able to experience her wedding day.  She was so excited.  All the planning.  Its hard to understand why she was taken so soon.

Katey's number one priority in life was her faith in the Lord.  She was dedicated to the Lord in so many ways. Through her blog, I often found inspiration in her faith in the Lord's plan.  No matter how hard things where in Katey's life, she put all her faith in God.  I know she is in heaven now.  Safe, breathing, with big angel wings.

Katey, you have been a great friend.  Sharing in this disease is sometimes the only way to cope.  Thank you for teaching me to push through, no matter how difficult.  You were so strong, I will continue to grow and learn from your strength.  Loving and missing you.

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1 comment:

  1. Very sweet post about a very sweet person Colleen. Thank you.