Why I dance for the kids…

On Saturday, March 5th 2016 I participated in my first Riley Children Hospital Dance Marathon. I danced for 7 hours at Indiana State University with only minimal breaks. I dance for the kids who can’t.

I was interviewed during dance marathon and after “Why did you sign up to do dance marathon?”. My response was always the same; I have never been a part of this amazing foundation and wanted to raise money for the kids because this is something bigger than myself. I was diagnosed with heart disease at age 15 and even though I wasn’t treated at Riley, I want young girls to get the treatment so they don’t get a heart disease like I did.” Most are shocked by my response because as a 1st year participant I have such a strong connection and dedication towards this foundation.

Throughout the night we had guest speakers talk about their Riley journeys and it was so powerful that I want to go and help anyway I can. I am so excited for next years dance marathon at Indiana State University.

Although my body hurts days after the event it was well worth it because overall the ISU Dance Marathon raised $51,693.51!! Why do you dance for the kids?

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Birthday on the Beach

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I had an excellent birthday celebration visiting Daytona Beach, Florida.  While it was still a bit cold, it was beautiful weather.  I was able to go horseback riding on the beach.  Great fun with family & friends.

The Journey Begins #capturethecrown-SO EXCITED!

2014-07-03 20.31.37Tomorrow I leave for Jacksonville, Florida to compete for Miss Teen International 2014. I am so excited and grateful for this opportunity. I also can’t wait to meet all of the contestants and staff. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers over these next 10 days. We will be posting lots of updates and photos throughout the week.

Please use the hashtag #missteeninintl2014 #teaminintl so I can be sure to see everyone’s support and love!

Also be sure to download the Capsule Cam App to see real time photos from our journey! Here is the join link: http://trycapsulecam.com/6Q9P2

Thank you #capturethecrown

~Love Katie