December 22, 2005

KING 5 presents A Crown for Kathrina: A Children's Healthlink Special with Jean Enersen

Seattle, WA -- KING 5 presents an extraordinary story of courage and hope. Four-year-old Kathrina Goodwin was born with Marshall-Stickler Syndrome, a dangerous defect that keeps her skull too small for her developing brain. When conventional surgeries were not enough to correct the condition, doctors at Seattle's Children's Hospital developed a radical plan.

A Crown for Kathrina: A Children's Healthlink Special with Jean Enersen, airs Tuesday, December 27 at 8 p.m. on KING 5.

The compelling program follows Kathrina through revolutionary and potentially dangerous treatment. With a precious smile and courageous spirit, the child inspires her caretakers while braving her life's toughest challenge survival.

As the hour unfolds, we share in her parents' heartrending decisions, and witness the fascinating development of an apparatus that could give her a chance for a normal life Kathrina's "crown."

The real-life medical drama will captivate your attention, while Kathrina herself captures your heart.

A Crown for Kathrina: A Children's Healthlink Special premieres on KING 5 on Tuesday, December 27 at 8 p.m. with an encore presentation on NorthWest Cable News on Friday, December 30 at 8 p.m.

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