Kate Foster is an amazing teen from Rockford, who also happens to be a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital incredible success story. Kate loves gymnastics, and hasn't let the fact that one of her legs had to be amputated stop her from living out her gymnastics dreams. My friends, this is what courage and determination looks like.

I first met Kate Foster about 4 years ago when she and her mother came to share Kate's amazing story with us during the Q98.5 St. Jude Kids Radiothon. She had literally just returned from Memphis a few days earlier after receiving a bone marrow transplant. She came early in the morning, and was wearing a surgical mask to protect her from germs due to her suppressed immune system. I will never forget the first time I met Kate, and she continues to amaze and inspire me more and more each time I see her.

Kate's mother recently posted this video of Kate performing a beam routine at a competition this past January. The video has since went viral, and I think once you see it you will know exactly why it did.

 

These days, Kate is quite the celebrity. She is an official spokesperson for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and can be seen is some of St. Jude's current television commercials. You will hear her story set to music in Dierks Bentleys' song "Riser" during radiothon's all across the country, and soon Kate will be on Good Morning America to share her courageous battle to viewer's across the nation, but first she will join Q98.5 Friday morning (March 4) at 7 a.m., and you won't want to miss it.

To say we are proud that Kate Foster calls Rockford, Illinois home is an understatement. Kate, it is an absolute honor to know you, and to get to share your amazing story of hope, courage and determination. You are such an inspiration to us all.

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