Katie Johnson Passes AwayPosted: August 10, 2005
Katie Johnson, 8, was the daughter of Albin Johnson, who started a Star Wars fan club called “The Fighting 501st”. It basically held events to benefit various children's causes, like the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Katie was diagnosed with a brain tumor a while back, and the Johnsons started a website to collect donations to help pay for expensive treatment, but also to keep the world (particularly the Star Wars fan community) updated on Katie's condition. Sadly, Katie passed away today, after a long fight. My heart goes out to her family.
Read more about Katie's story here.