Student Visionaries of the Year New Orleans

Katherine Patron | Kindness with Kat

The LLS Pillars and Kindness With Kat's Pillar

Jan 30, 2023

The three pillars of the LLS mission are research, access, and advocacy. Each is crucial in the fight against cancer. My team's mission is to make an impact in cancer research developments. About $1.6 billion have been invested into blood cancer research and have improved technologies like immunotherapy, genomics, and personalized medicine. Every donation makes a difference and can contribute to the advances made in cancer research. I appreciate everyone's support and every donation put forth to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


The research impact:

  • 75% improved treatment options
  • Recognized CAR T-cell therapy and developed game changing treatments
  • Medical clinical trials
  • Better standard care for patients
  • Precision medicine that focuses on giving the right specific drug to the right patient
  • Developed over 60 therapies
  • Grants help patients access to clinical trials​​​​​​​



My Why

Jan 27, 2023

The opportunity to make a difference in fighting cancer stood out and I wanted to take the chance to participate in the campaign that will further help fight the battle against cancer. Sydney Schuler is a five-year-old diagnosed with leukemia and I can only imagine the difficult things she has been through as a little kid. I want to support her in her battle against leukemia and help raise awareness about the realities of cancer. 



About Me

Jan 27, 2023

 Katherine is a junior at St. Mary's Dominican High School. She is on Varsity Cross-Country and is involved in the National Honor Society, National Spanish, Math, Science, and English Honor Societies, Biotechnology Club, and Student Ambassadors. She also loves to help others and spread kindness. Katherine is participating in Student of the Year in honor of the honored heroes Lawson and Sydney and wants to make an impact in the fight against blood cancer. She is excited about the opportunity to raise money for a good cause and cooperate with others.


Katherine's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jul 28, 2022

Visionaries look to the future—and see infinite possibility.
They challenge the status quo—and make the impossible possible.
They boldly imagine a better world – and lead the charge to create it.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was built on that same vision - of a better world - one without blood cancers.


I am a visionary; I have a vision for a world without cancer, but I need your help.


This year, I’m proud to be a part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign, working to raise as much as possible for LLS’s mission.


As a global leader in the fight against blood cancer, LLS:

  • Funds cutting-edge research leading to breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine that are improving and saving the lives of patients
  • Provides free education and support for blood cancer patients and families, including personalized, one-on-one support, assistance with identifying and enrolling in clinical trials, and more.
  • Mobilizes thousands of advocates to drive policy changes that accelerate the development of new cancer treatments and break down barriers to care.

Please consider joining this fight by making a donation. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. Please visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate!


Thanks to your support, my efforts will help ensure this generation is the last to see cancer.

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you!


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  • HeLa Family

    Geaux Katherine and Team 'Kindness with Kat'! Love, HeLa Fam!

  • Julie Wascom

    Keep up the amazing work Katherine! JuJu

  • Lindsay Kramer Pons

    Thank you for what you are doing!! Congratulations on your recognition!!

  • Chris Patron

    Go Katherine!

  • Kaitlyn Nguyen

    yayayay you're welcome Kathy :)

  • Alan Popich

    So very proud of you Katherine! Always giving with a good caring and sincere heart. Much ??, Uncle Alan

  • Dorothy Lundin

    Love your servant heart. Thanks for the opportunity to support you and your team. Dot Lundin

  • Michelle Patron

    Best of luck on your fundraiser!

  • Madeleine Tesch

    Awesome job Katherine!

  • Terri and Mike North

    Amazing work Katherine to take put in your efforts to benefit others! Wish you all the best - Terri and Mike North

  • Kip and Megan Patron

    Best of luck for a very worthy cause!

  • KATY JL Duke

    Great work, Kat! Katy & Kerry Duke

  • Toups Cousins

    Proud of your leadership development participation Katherine! We are proud of you! Your Toups cousins

  • David Patron

    Great cause Katherine! -Uncle David

  • Amber Buras

    I'm so proud of you; keep up the great work!

  • Trish Rovira

    Great job Katherine!

  • Jordan Williams

    Great job Katherine!!!

  • David and Kathy Warren

    Congratulations on your campaign! Much love from the Warren cousins!

  • Danny & Shirley Patron

    SOY Katherine. Love, Danny and Shirley Patron

  • Lisa Moorman

    My donation is in honor of a Friend(Mitch Maclean & those who are still valiantly "Fighting the Fight". Mitch Won!, but Others Need Help!

  • Maria Marks

    Wonderful work. Wishing you and all student visionaries the best of luck.

  • Kaitlyn Nguyen

    Hi again. wooo🫶

  • Eli McReynolds

    Keep up the good work!

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