Rare diseases challenge Bolingbrook girl, her family
BOLINGBROOK – Laughter is a powerful remedy, and while positive thinking, smiling and giggling might not be the best medicine for 4-year-old Bolingbrook resident Katie Churulo, it often helps her family cope with the young girl's disposition.
Katie is battling two rare, unrelated diseases – Truncus Arteriosus and Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. As medical bills pile up, close friends, family and community members showed their support by gathering for a fundraiser at Tailgaters Sports Bar and Grill Friday night.
About 370 people attended the event, raising more than $21,000 for Katie and her family.
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