3230 Canadian Street
Katy, TX 77493
Text the word: CARING4KATY To: 72727
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Melanie Davila, the founder of Caring4Katy, is a stroke survivor living with MoyaMoya disease. In 2008, at the age of 32, she had a stroke with no warning signs leading up to the event. One year later after multiple surgeries, it was finally determined that Melanie had Moyamoya. In short, the disease restricted the blood flow to her brain and required a brain bypass surgery. At the time, Melanie's daughter was only five years old and her stepson was three. She felt helpless, afraid and both physically and emotionally unable to be the mother that she had always dreamed of being. In Melanie's words, I've been truly blessed with the gift of life and the fact that I have had no major impairing effects from my medical history. However, I now see my life thru a different light thanks to several people who have had a major impact on both me and my family. Each day that passes brings a stronger sense of urgency to move forward with my vision of Caring4Katy. Until I was personally struck with a severe life-threatening medical condition I had no idea of the number of people who cross my path daily that are also suffering in ways similar to what I have. I've seen the emotional, mental, physical and financial side of Disease and I am here to make a difference in the heart of others in need."
To bring our community together, to ensure no family feels alone during a child's illness or disability while filling the families and children with hope about their future, and providing them assistance to endure their everyday needs.