More Than Enough - Inspiring Changed Lives

Community Hero Spotlight

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"To know Katie was to love Katie."

Let your light shine so bright
that others can see their way
out of the dark.

 Katie had the ability to light up the room with her infectious smile and comforting eyes. Her outer beauty was as strong as her inner heart, and she could touch anyone’s heart from within. Katie's hugs filled everyone with joy and she gained the love and respect of everyone she came into contact with. Classmates, teammates, coaches, teachers, kids and adults all agree that Katie was truly special. Although young at heart, she held the wisdom of an old soul and was the epitome of “giving the shirt off her back.”  Katie would often offer her lunch to a friend to avoid them feeling hungry. She enjoyed making smoothies, (even if they weren’t always delicious, they were always appreciated), and learning Tae Kwon Do, which gave her courage.

 

Our family would like to introduce you to The Katie Grace Foundation. On June 9th, 2017, Katie tragically passed away crossing Plumb Lane. At 15 years old, she had gained the love and respect of everyone she came in contact with: classmates, teammates, coaches, teachers, children and adults alike. Katie was young at heart, but held the wisdom of an old soul. Her hugs would fill your heart with joy. She was the epitome of ‘giving the shirt off her back’ and would offer her lunch or a seat next to her to avoid a friend feeling hungry or excluded.

The Katie Grace Foundation will embrace the unconditional love for others that Katie taught us. We will use the Foundation to continue acts of kindness and charity in our community. In addition, we will be sponsoring the needs of children to become involved in sports and extracurricular activities. With the help of our local schools and teachers, each year we will be providing a scholarship to a child that represents the acts of love and kindness that Katie valued. If you didn't know Katie, you will get to know her through The Katie Grace Foundation, and we are so excited to share her with you. Katie wanted to become an Olympic Volleyball player, and it is our mission to make Katie's love felt ALL around the world.