There were clues before he was born, explains Cat, who lost her first son at just three months old. She didn’t realize until she was expecting Kole that she was a carrier for this devastating disease; then came the abnormal sonograms, a battery of blood work, in-utero genetics testing, and an MRI when Kole was still brand new. Doctors doled out grim expectations the minute he was born. “I felt like I had come in last place before the race had even begun.”
Then she met Dr. Wolf. Under the cover of darkness, professional reputation on the line, Dr. Wolf blew the lid off medical science as we know it. Actually, she did what any good doctor would do, and showed Cat a little humanity. “We’re doctors, we’re not gods. No one knows for sure how long a person has to live. Keep your chin up.” It was the tiny ray of light Cat needed to get tough and fight for her son.