On Dec. 28, 2020, sophomore Katelynn Ramirez was admitted to Dell Children’s Hospital with severe COVID conditions. Ramirez’s family believes she was exposed to someone positive 10 days before she was admitted as a patient. As JV Co-Captain of the cheerleading team, she is a healthy athlete with no pre-existing medical conditions.
Earlier this week, Charisa McBee, whose relation to Ramirez is unclear, organized a GoFundMe to fundraise for the cost of the COVID relief. McBee is posting detailed updates on Ramirez’s condition and recovery to keep the public informed on her status.
As a beloved member of cheer, Ramirez’s story quickly spread around social media. Many students are reposting her GoFundMe with #katstrong to raise awareness for the cause. With each post, more community members are donating and writing heartfelt messages to the family. Ramirez is now about halfway to her $10,000 goal.
More news is posted about Ramirez’s condition each day. Stay tuned for more updates here, or at Katelynn’s GoFundMe (below).