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Kathryn “Kat” Bundy
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LIFELINELETTER AWARD PRESENTED TO KATHRYN BUNDY


Albany, NY, August 23, 2017— The Oley Foundation, based at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY, is pleased to announce the issuing of the 2017 LifelineLetter Award, HPN to Kathryn Bundy of Los Angeles, Calfornia. This award is given annually to a person who has been a home enteral nutrition (HEN) consumer for five years or longer, or his or her caregiver, who demonstrates courage, perseverance, a positive attitude in dealing with illness or caregiving, and exceptional generosity in helping others in their struggle with HEN.

Kathryn is known to give of herself, her knowledge, experience and resources far beyond what someone would expect of her. She is selfless with her time, always giving to others. Kathryn is in her thirty-second year of HPN, having developed Crohn’s disease at age seven, and having been left with only 15 percent of her intestines after a radical resection in 1985 due to extensive disease and no medical treatment.

From the first week on HPN, Kathryn has pursued her acting career, along with a lengthy stint in live graphic design for TV shows and sports events and post production for film and graphic design. She has done stand-up comedy in New York City and you have may have seen her in many national commercials and television shows such as Men of a Certain Age, CSI, New York Love Stories, and feature films including Relax and The Ones. After a ten-year hiatus focused on medical issues, Kathryn will be rejoining her career in 2018.

Having spent most of her life with Crohn’s and short bowel syndrome (SBS), Kathryn has joined forces with other patients to create the SBS Cure Project, which raises money for research to find a cure for SBS and intestinal failure. Patients receive visits by Kathryn and she helps them to deal with medical and personal issues related to their care.

This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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