Rest in Peace, Katelyn

KatelynNorman“Sweet Kate went to be with the Lord at 8:23am,” read an update posted Friday to a fundraising page for Norman. “She is now dancing with Jesus! Rest in Peace Katelyn!”

Just days after getting her “bucket list” wish to celebrate prom, 14-year-old Katelyn Norman died peacefully in her hospital bed after a long battle with bone cancer.

The teenager, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2011, passed away in the same hospital where she had donned a corsage and sash on Tuesday night for an impromptu prom celebration, put on by her friends and the staff at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville.


We offer our condolences to Katelyn’s family, friends, and community. Also our gratitude, for sharing this beautiful young soul with the world. May you eventually find peace and joy in Katelyn’s honor.