Katie Collier cleared by doctors to play | Girls Basketball
The Seattle Christian senior, battling a form of leukemia, will play in her first basketball game of the season Friday at Vashon High School.
Seattle Times staff reporter
Seattle Christian basketball player Katie Collier, who was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia in September, has been cleared by doctors to return to the court.
The University of Washington-bound senior, who has gone through chemotherapy to treat the disease, was able to complete the required 10 practices to earn eligibility and will play in her first game at 5 p.m. Friday at Vashon High School.
Collier was expected to miss the season while undergoing treatment, but the 18-year-old felt well enough to play and her father, Mark, said doctors encouraged it.
"We sure feel blessed that she is progressing so well," Mark said.
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