In honor of Home Parenteral Nutrition Awareness Week, October 12-16, 2020, Coram patient Katie Marschilok shares how she won’t let total parenteral nutrition limit her bucket list travels.
Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) Awareness Week, which takes place this year on October 12-16, was established to spread the word that people can survive and live a full life on home parenteral nutrition. Katie Marschilok, of Troy, New York, exemplifies this. Despite beginning HPN with Coram in 2019, Katie is active and busy, defying assumptions of what life with HPN looks like. In fact, she is steadily making progress on her bucket list travels with her husband during retirement.
"I feel determined to do the things he dreamed of, I don’t want to hold him back," Katie explains. Together, they have visited the Great Wall of China, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore, and the pyramids of Egypt.