When Katie was 15 her body began to betray her. Her arms and joints began to lock up and the pain made it nearly impossible for her to do the one thing she wanted to do since she was 2: dance. When the doctors offered her wheelchair, which they told her was inevitable, she refused. She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and through proper medication, a healthy diet, and constant exercise Katie has rebounded. She’s now not only walking, but landing auditions with elite dance companies.