My name is Kathryn Poe and I'm a student at Capital University. My current major is Creative Writing, with a minor in History.
In 2014, I began my healthcare journey my Sophomore year of high school when I began passing out in classes. As it progressed throughout high school, my disease worsened & I was repeatedly admitted to the hospital in 2015 & 2016. Finally, I was diagnosed with MAS/HLH, Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA), and Celiac Disease. After graduating high school, I was able to receive proper medical care and create a new sense of normal at college. Then, in December of 2017, my disease relapsed and I spent three weeks at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Kathryn received a successful non-related donor stem cell transplant on July 18th, 2018. She engrafted with 100% donor cells on day 11 and is continuing her recovery. Kathryn will likely return back to school in the Spring of 2019.
This blog and instagram account's main goal is to track my progress through this period in my life.
In my free time, I'm currently pitching my second novel to agents (if you’re a literary agent interested in working with me, please shoot me an email) & reading and working out. I'm passionate about sharing the experience of chronic & invisible illness, and advocating for healthcare policy. I love the news & I'm a Podcast buff.
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