Pray for Katie 1

Katie is now 14 years old and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, a lymphatic cancer when she was 13. This site is a request to pray for her. Call her prayer pager 1-361-333-KATY (5289), enter your ZipCode and # key, to let her know you have prayed for her. Updates of her progress will be posted on the site. The Power of Prayer is Awesome. See beginning story at

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Katie In Remission, Family Blog Says

Katie in remission, family blog says
Teenager is fine and back in school, her father reports

By heather ann white Caller-Times
October 12, 2006

Katie Wernecke, a 14-year-old Agua Dulce cancer patient, has returned to school and is in remission, according to a Web log maintained by her family.

"She's fine," her father Edward said Wednesday. "But she doesn't want any publicity."

Her mother, Michele, wouldn't comment.

Katie was involved in a legal battle after she was removed from her parents' custody in June 2005. Doctors questioned the family's decision to refuse further chemotherapy for her Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of the lymph nodes. The custody dispute that followed focused national attention on her case and the question of parental rights regarding medical decisions. A judge returned Katie to her parents after four months in state custody.

Katie returned to Agua Dulce in September after receiving cancer treatments out of state and returned to school after Labor Day, according to her blog, HYPERLINK She is a ninth-grader at Agua Dulce High School.

Keith Moore, Katie's former pastor at Agua Dulce Baptist Church, said she is a remarkable girl, and the church has been praying for her since she was diagnosed in January 2005 at the age of 12.

"Our church family has been praying that she would go into remission since the beginning," he said. "If that's the case, it's a cause for celebration."

Moore, who testified at the custody hearing, has not talked to the family but wishes Katie well. The church created a prayer pager for the teenager that people can call and leave their ZIP codes to let her know they are thinking of her, Moore said. He said he hopes she still has the pager.

"I hope she still gets the message that people all over the world are praying for her," Moore said.

Contact Heather Ann White at 886-3794 or HYPERLINK

Copyright 2006, All Rights Reserved.

Edward's Comments:

We had asked the Caller Times reporter Heather Ann White to not run a story on this because Katie did not want any publicity. She did this story anyway. If you don't recall, Pastor Keith Moore testified (lied) at the custody hearing, that I was a totally unfit father to see that my children including Katie would be taken away by CPS. Yes, as the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 11:13-15, Satan has his ministers too (King James Version):

13For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

14And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

15Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.


  • At 7:05 PM, Blogger Donna H said…

    Some 25+ years ago, I had Hodgkin's, diagnosed at age 16. While undergoing radiation, I also took mega doses of Vit. C (I presume you're following the nobel prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling's research.) Tho diagnosed at stage 2(b) and my docs expecting that the next step was to do chemo following the radiation, despite my docs' incredulity, the radiation was enough. They did not acknowledge that the Vit C had anything to do with it, but nonetheless were pleased with the result. As you might imagine, so was I.

    In any event, my thoughts are with Katie and you, her parents. Having been there and done that as a kid, I truly understand what she's going thru. HANG IN THERE, KATIE! You're here for a reason.

    Donna Hamilton
    (Look me up on if you want to chat. I can tell you mor about life after surviving Hodgkin's.)


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