Poll: Seeing how long you all have known Katie….

Rock the Vote!  Be sure to vote in this post, if you can remember when you can Katie first met.  You can leave specifics in the comments for this post too!

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  1. I met Katie when she was in High School. She had gone on a trip to Israel with Rabbi Wine along with my good friend Steve Novak. She and Steve became quick buddies, and he grew to consider her his “Little Sister”, as we all soon did. She had that infectious smile even back then. Katie and I met again years later in 1998 and she was all grown up. We first dated soon after… 🙂


  2. I met Katie as she was working as a P.L.A.Y. Project consultant for Dr. Richard Solomon.
    She is so wonderful with children, professionals, and parents. Such compassion, professionalism, and positive energy. We have worked with many families together. I will cherish those children and the time we had forever. Much Love – Pam Hibbard


  3. I met Katie when we started our doctoral program together. I was immediately drawn to her great smile, sense of humor and remarkable intelligence. She helped me truly understand how life is experienced by people on the autisim spectrum. Katie’s gifts are many and I’m so glad she has shared them with me! Love you, Fran


    1. Fran,

      Thanks so much for your donation. I truly appreciate your generosity. It will help us create some Katie k care packages for those undergoing radiation treatment.



  4. I had the pleasure of knowing Katie since she was 8 years old. Her Dad heard that I was teaching Children’s Theatre//”Backstage Players” in my home &, during one of our classes, he suddenly appeared requesting that his daughter join our class even though she was “too young”. It was soon after that I discovered that not only was her father perseverant, so was Katie! This tiny girl was spunky, enthusiastic, but….stagefright! Before one of our “performances”, Katie leaned over the toilet bowl & threw up!! She picked herself up, cleaned herself off & went on with the show! This seems, now, to be a metaphor: Katie, through her adult life, has had to face challenges that never stopped her from forging ahead. Her academic accomplishments, her love & devotion for Nate (tho we’ve never met), her relationship with parents fit her image! My hearing about her Dad’s sudden death leading to discovering this remarkable woman’s demise doesn’t fit!! :-((. Judy Schneider


  5. Cindy Belanger April 3, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    We met Katie in March of 2008 when our son, Ethan was three years old and starting on the P.L.A.Y. Project as recommended by Dr. Rick Solomon. Katie would come to our house in Plymouth every month and “play” with us. At that time, we were very scared and Katie was our life raft. She would speak frankly about what we needed to do and how to do it. She would also be calming and optimistic and leave us feeling that we could get through it. She was smart and funny and way more stylish than she should have been for playing in sand boxes and on the floor of our basement. Even after a year of working with Ethan on the P.L.A.Y. Project she continued to advise and step in whenever we needed assistance. Ethan is now in second grade and doing great! We are so lucky to know Katie!


  6. Julie Gayde Benden November 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I believe that I was Katie’s very first babysitter, so I’ve known her since she had those fabulous Shirley Temple curls!! She was a beautiful baby and beautiful little girl. My sister, Nancy, greatly enjoyed our time with Katie!! I reconnected with Katie shortly after she brought home Nate, and am overjoyed to have met him!


    1. Glad to see the site is active again!


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