Catherine, or Cathy as the family called her, was profoundly developmentally disabled and had cerebral palsy. She depended on the family for all her needs.
Despite her limitations she was a happy person, always smiling and laughing. Cathy loved riding in the car and would laugh and clap her hands when we'd hit a bump in the road. She loved to listen to music and watch TV. Her favorite show was Barney (The Purple Dinosaur.)
Cathy was 39 years old when she died in June 2003 from a blood clot caused by the broken leg she suffered during a seizure.