This holiday season, we’re honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Stacey Tull’s daughter, Katie Tull, who passed away much too young, at the age of 12, on December 12, 2016, after suffering from a fatal seizure in her sleep.
Katie was a very talented artist and photographer. She loved to read and had a witty, dry sense of humor. She also had a passion for horses and skiing. She was well traveled having been to Europe, Asia, and much of the US including Hawaii and Alaska.
She was a typical middle child who loved to poke and prod her older brother and younger sister and then walk away to watch the drama unfold. She had many friends in and out of school. One of her former classmates even wrote a song in her memory: “Katie’s Song” by Mars Sinclair on Spotify, Apple music, and YouTube.
We have done many things to honor her life while also trying to help others. With donations from her memorial, we were able to build a permanent art display case at her former school to showcase all of the children’s artwork. A scholarship was established in her name at Visitation Academy, and her sister Maddie and I have started a small jewelry company, MKT212, with proceeds donated to the Epilepsy Foundation.
Every year, the family honors the anniversary of her passing, by supporting local charities. This year we are inviting our work family to participate by hosting a food and toy drive in association with the Salvation Army.
Donations for the food and toy drive are now open until December 10, 2021. We will be accepting food pantry items and unwrapped gifts for ages birth to 17 years old. Stop by our practice to drop off your donations!