From her husband:
Just a quick update for Katie. She is now in the operating room. I was with her in the holding room prior to the surgery and she is doing really well. As always, she is full of strength and empathy for others, and wanted me to let everyone that she "love, Love, LOVES everyone!".
All of us here at the hospital are doing well and we are all in good spirits. Your constant prayers are being felt and we ask that you continue to lift up Katie and the entire medical team throughout the day. We anticipate an 8 hour surgery, so the updates probably will be slow in coming. Don't worry, but in everything, with prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God and he will grant you peace that surpasses all understanding and will guard your hearts and your minds.
All praise be to God our Father who is no stranger to suffering. He is holding our Katie in His loving arms and is working everything to His good purposes.
Peace of Christ,