Family, friends and Fullerton PD officers come together to support, shower love on ailing 6-year-old
By Marc Ballon-Behind the Badge
No mother should ever have to experience what Jaime King is going through.
Earlier this year, her youngest daughter, 6-year-old Katherine “Katie” King, began having vision and hearing problems. Jaime took Katie to an optometrist, who told her Katie’s eyes were fine but that she should see a “brain doctor.” Instead, Jaime King took her daughter to three pediatricians. Collectively, they said Katie had probably swallowed pills, had low iron or a virus. One doctor called the optometrist a “quack.”
Trusting her instincts, Jaime King took Katie to the emergency room of CHOC Children’s. That same day, June 2, she and her husband received the worst news a parent could ever hear: Katie had DIPG, an inoperable and malignant brain tumor with a 100-percent mortality rate. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is nine months.
Source:: Fullerton Police News