Warriors 4 Kathryn

Elizabeth Hauger and Carrie Pfeiffer are pictured with Kathryn Marszalek at last year’s Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood fundraiser.

Kathryn Marszalek, daughter of Josh and Laura Marszalek, is about to celebrate a very special birthday.

Marszalek is about to turn 10 years old next week. When she was only a few weeks old, she began showing symptoms of the disease, Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood with a stiffening of the arm. Over the course of a few months, she would display an episode where her body would stiffen. That is when medical professionals discovered she had the rare, mutative disease, Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood.