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True Holiday Spirit!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Redding Holiday Donation Program

Kids4Healing supports the St. Jude holiday donation program and asks for your help!

Donations must be in by December 1st, 2014

By now, you’ve probably heard about Katelyn and her organization called Kids4Healing (If not, check her out here: Teen Stands Up To Cancer).

Katelyn and Kids4Healing are now working with the St. Jude holiday program to collect $11,000 in monetary donations and 300 new unwrapped gifts for kids being treated at St. Jude and their families. St. Jude is the only pediatric center in the United States that fully pays for lodging, travel, and medical expenses for children and their families who are without insurance. St. Jude was recently ranked as the most trusted nonprofit brand by market research firm Harris Interactive.

Keeping Up With Katelyn!

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Raise Awareness For Cancer In Redding California

If you’ve checked out the Shasta Ortho blog lately, you know that we’ve been featuring an outstanding young lady from Redding, Katelyn Peterson, who has been doing some awesome things to raise awareness for cancer.

Katelyn’s journey started when she shaved her head to show support for a family friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. It has now grown into a passionate mission as Katelyn has since started an organization called Kids4Healing, and she is now actively spreading the word. If you missed our previous posts on Katelyn, you can check them out here:

Redding Teen Stands Up To Cancer

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Redding California Cancer Support

Shock, fear, anxiety, grief, anger, depression, disbelief. Those are all common feelings upon receiving a cancer diagnosis about oneself or loved one.

13-year old Katelyn Peterson experienced some similar feelings when she first heard that her close family friend, Lisa, was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was important to Katelyn to let her friend know that she would do anything to support her while she went through treatment. That’s when Katelyn decided to shave her head so that every time Lisa saw Katelyn, she would remember that she is loved and supported.

Redding Teen: “Kids Can Make a Difference”

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Kids4Healing In Redding

When 13-year old Katelyn Peterson of Redding learned that a close friend of the family, Lisa Franks, was battling breast cancer, she told her mother she wanted to shave her head so Lisa would know she was not alone during her fight against cancer.

Katelyn’s mother, Jessica Peterson, Controller and Finance Manager at Shasta Orthopaedics, took Katelyn to a local hair salon and filmed as Katelyn went from long locks to shaved pate and posted the video on YouTube.

That was in early April. Since then, Katelyn has been inspired to start up an organization called Kids4Healing that brings together other children who want to show support for others with cancer. “I think I was meant to do something big in my life” says Katelyn. “I know I can make a difference.” Katelyn and her brother Austin started a team for Relay for Life and they are now looking for sponsorships from individuals and businesses to meet their $500 goal before the event on June 7.