How do you write “about” someone who defies description?
Let’s start with her own words. Katie’s description of herself on her Facebook page:
“messy, outgoing, open, unpredictable, social, likes to stand out, risk taker, quick to make friends, does not like to be alone, rash, sarcastic, social chameleon, low self- control, weird, assertive, not a perfectionist, thrill seeker, reckless”
Katie was smart and passionate about art. She had a strong spirit and our wish is that that her passion and spirit will live on through this fund.
The Great Swim of 2018
Katie’s mom is spending 2018 swimming the length of Lake Michigan. That’s over 300 miles. At the same time, she’s raising money for Katie’s memorial fund. Stay updated by reading her blog as she tracks her progress.
Katie had a tattoo with the words “Carpe Omnius” very visible to everyone. This means “Seize It All” and it is a phrase that we have chosen for her memorial fund. The reason for this is that we hope to make a substantial difference in our community in Katie’s name! We don’t want to have an inside voice.
Our fund has two missions:
#1 To fund mental health projects for youth and young adults.
#2 To give scholarships to students who want to pursue an area of art.
You can contact Katie's Mom, Tammy Langhoff, and/or join our volunteer list by filling out the contact form below. If you're signing up to donate your time, please state that you'd like to volunteer in your message and we will email when we need volunteers for events: