Katie's Campaign for a Cure
by Katie Sauter
About the Garments
Womens Butterfly Crew
A soft, durable high end jersey with a slim, fitted style. We suggest sizing up or ordering the Fellowman Crew if you like a slouchy tee.
Womens Butterfly Tri and Tri V
A tri-blend material that is pre-shrunk, extremely soft, comfortable, and stretchy with a slim, fitted style. We suggest sizing up or ordering one of the Fellowman styles if you like a slouchy tee.
Womens Butterfly Burnout Tank
A soft, comfortable, stretchy, high end jersey with a slim, fitted style. This garment runs small, we suggest sizing up for a more true-to-size fit.
Mens Fellowman Tri and Tri V
A tri-blend material that is preshrunk , extremely soft, comfortable, and stretchy with a slim, fitted style. This style is thinner and less forgiving, but much softer than the regular Fellowman Crew.
Mens Fellowman Crew
A soft, durable high end jersey with a true-to-size fit. This style also looks great on women!
Unisex Hero Hoody
A tri-blend material that is pre-shrunk, extremely soft, comfortable, and stretchy. This style follows men’s sizing and is roomy so women, size down if you want a more true-to-size fit.
You can also read about the garment fabrics and styles in the Heart U section of our website!
UPDATE-July 15: First shipments of garments have arrived!
You can “Help Save a Life Like Yours” from anywhere!
Rebekah and Angelo-Columbus, Ohio
Amy and Eric-Los Angeles, CA
Kelly and Scott-Peoria, IL
Mary Beth-Chicago, IL
Maggie and Ebby-Chicago, IL
HELP SAVE A LIFE LIKE YOURS
“I was alone in a dark hospital room with only the monitors and my thoughts to keep me company. I couldn’t get comfortable to sleep and the thought of the impending spinal tap was concerning me. Just two weeks ago I was giddy over my upcoming bridal shower, just one week ago I was traveling to my employer’s factory to work on a big project. How did I get here? Just three days ago I had blurred vision, dizziness and a headache. Everything was a whirlwind of doctors, tests, waiting rooms and fears.”
Click PLAY to watch Katie tell her story
Read her story below:
While driving home the previous weekend, I noticed my vision began to blur. Allergies? Vertigo? A Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis never entered my mind.
A few days later, as preliminary doctors visits proved inconclusive and as my symptoms progressed to a loss of balance, sensitivity to light and a near loss of vision, I was taken to the emergency room. Dozens of tests were run. I was shocked when a neurologist diagnosed me with Multiple Sclerosis.
My shock quickly turned to fear. I had never known anyone with MS. What was this strange disease? Was there a cure? A cause? What was the treatment?
I now realize that many of those questions, despite millions of dollars of study and research, remain unanswered. I do know that as April of 2013 began, I was a healthy and strong individual, and I’m happy to say that two months later, I have nearly returned to my pre-diagnosis state. I still have issues with my short term memory and my depth perception. I have back pain and I get fatigued easily, but with the support of my new husband, my family, friends, and employer I have a bright outlook on life.
I want to raise funds for MS research because finding a cure means that I can help save a life like mine. If I can prevent a fellow young person from going through the pain, fear and confusion that I felt when my symptoms began to emerge, than I will feel a tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment.
Increasing the visibility of MS awareness, particularly among young people, is what I hope to do. I want people to know that what happened to me could happen to them.
If I can increase awareness and raise funds for MS research, I am confident that I can help Save a Life Like Mine.
Katie’s wedding just 6 weeks after she was diagnosed. She underwent 2 IV steroid treatments to be able to walk, see clearly and have the strength to enjoy her special day.
If you have any questions or comments for Katie, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
After you purchase a garment, if you would like to make an additional donation to Katie’s campaign, you may send a check to 118 Graceland Blvd., Suite 127, Columbus Ohio 43214 payable to the National MS Society.
Special Notes on Garment Fits and Sizing:
Fellowman Crew: A soft, durable high end jersey with a true-to-size fit. This style looks great on women. Women, size down.
Fellowman Tri V: A tri-blend material that is preshrunk , extremely soft, comfortable, and stretchy with a slim, fitted style. This style is thinner and less forgiving, but much softer than the regular Fellowman Crew. This style also looks great on women, however, size down for a more true to size fit.
Butterfly Burnout Tank: Cut especially made for women, this fabric is a soft, durable, high end jersey that has been pre-shrunk. Women’s sizing is fitted and runs small, similar to juniors sizing. We suggest sizing up for a slim, yet less fitted style.