Diagnosed with autism at an early age, Ms Ward dreaded running onto the footy field or shooting hoops with other kids.
“I hated sport, I wouldn’t do it because of my hand, eye co-ordination,” she said.
But in a bid to challenge herself, Katie signed up for Run for the Kids a few years ago.
Read more about her inspiring story here.
Katie and her paediatrician Dr Catherine Marraffa
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