I’m not going to pretend I knew Katelyn at all. All I knew of her was her pretty face when she would come into Hot topic when I was working. Sometimes people that you don’t know can make you realize things that you never would have otherwise. I think she has probably done that for quite a few people. You are truly hero. Rest in Paradise Katelyn.
This girl used to come into work all the time. It was rare that we got to see her face because usually she was wearing a protective nose/mouth mask, I’m presuming after chemo. She and her family were always some of the nicest customers we had. We deal with a lot of buttheads so it’s a relief when some of the appreciative and polite regulars come in. Although Katelyn never had a major impact on my life, it is inspiring that she continued fighting until the end. I know she has been an inspiration to a lot of people and that in itself gave her existence value. It’s terrible when life takes young ones from us.