Katie Caldwell-Burchett is a wife and mother of 3 who has experienced unimaginable tragedy. Katie battled infertility problems in her early 20’s before discovering that she was finally expecting boy/girl twins. She was overjoyed! But her life with them was not the fairytale she had dreamed of.
After a terrifying pregnancy, severe preeclampsia, and a premature birth that landed her babies in the NICU, she was devastated when her daughter, Olivia, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer at just 4 months old. She watched her daughter fight fearlessly for 16 months before the cancer stole her life at 20 months old in October 2013.
However, the loss of her daughter was only the beginning. The loss of their daughter led to the ultimate devastation of her family, and in 2016, she became a single mother to her two young sons.
She has spent the last several years re-building herself, raising her kids, and learning how to live a beautiful life despite so much tragedy.
Katie is the CEO/Founder of the Olivia Caldwell Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit she started in memory of Olivia, that raises money for pediatric cancer research. She is also happily remarried and raising her two young sons.
She hopes that in sharing her story she can inspire others to know that there is life after loss. And sometimes that life can turn into a beautiful thing. There is beauty after all that can come from the ashes of a life that comes down in flames.
Katie is available for speaking engagements and seminars related to loss, life after loss, nonprofit work, advocacy, and more. To learn more please email firstname.lastname@example.org.