Kathryn Poe is a student at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio receiving her BA Creative Writing.
In 2014, she began her healthcare journey during her Sophomore year of high school when she began frequently passing out in classes. In 2016, at the age of eighteen, she was diagnosed with MAS/HLH, Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA), & Celiac Disease. Then, in December of 2017, her disease relapsed and was treated at Nationwide Children's Hospital. In July of 2018, Kathryn received a successful non-related donor stem cell transplant. She has now returned to college and is interested in pursing a her MA in Biomedical Ethics or Public Policy. Kathryn will graduate college in the Fall of 2020.
Kathryn is currently a Co-Founder & Vice President of Voices United for Women, a Columbus based organization focused on engaging women 18-24 in politics & advocacy. She is also the lead organizer for #Insulin4AllOH efforts to create a Co-Pay Cap on Insulin in the State of Ohio & actively volunteers on political campaigns. She is also passionate about adding more people to the marrow and stem cell registry as well as end of life care and right to die access.
In her free time, she loves to read & hopes to someday open her own coffee shop & bookstore that benefits women’s health issues.
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