Katelyn M Caruso
In Loving Memory of
All About Katelyn
Her Legacy of Helping Others Lives On Through Her Scholarship
Katelyn's family has established the KATELYN M CARUSO Memorial Scholarship Fund. Through generous donations of family, friends, coworkers and caring acquaintances, a $5,000.00 annual scholarship will be awarded to honor her. The Scholarship Fund is managed by the ECCF Foundation (www.eccf.org) in Danvers which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The scholarship will be awarded each spring to a Reading Memorial High School senior who is an athlete and will be majoring in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing or Health Science and is accepted into an accredited undergraduate program.
You can help us to carry on Katelyn's Legacy by supporting her Scholarship Fund.
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No donation is too small and we thank you for your support!!!
Katelyn M Caruso Memorial Scholarship
Thanks to all your generous donations, we were so honored and proud to give out the first Annual Scholarships at RMHS Awards night on May 16, 2023. Three Scholarships were awarded
Click the link below to see photos and the very deserving recipients.
Brain Aneurysm Foundation Run/Walk - New England
on Sunday, April 30, 2023
Castle Island, South Boston
KATELYN's CREW helped raise money for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation founded at MGH to support and educate others on brain aneurysm awareness. The walk was to remember and honor Katelyn and support brain aneurysm awareness and research and enjoy a wonderful day in Boston with Katelyn's family and friends!
Katelyn M. Caruso Chair of Research
The 2023 Katelyn M. Caruso Chair of Research was awarded this year at the BAF 17th Annual Research Grant Symposium in Charleston, South Carolina on September 21, 2023. Thanks to KATELYN's CREW for your generous support to fund this critical research for treatment. $35K was given to fund critical research.
Katelyn's Crew Apparel is Here!!!!
Help us support the outstanding work being done by the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Brain aneurysms affect 1 in 50. Ruptured Brain Aneurysms are fatal 50% of the time. You can help support those who have been tragically affected and also support treatments and research with the purchase of a KMC Sticker and Koozie. Apparel also available too! All proceeds are donated to the BAF. Post photos of your adventures with the KMC Stickers or Koozies on Instagram @Katelyns_Crew. KMC stickers and good times are showing up all over the world. Have fun with it and remember Katelyn along the way. Her two favorite things were good times and travel! Thanks for your support!
The Katelyn M. Caruso Occupational Therapy Hand and Upper Extremity Clinic
On June 5th, 2023, Excel Orthopedics Specialists in Woburn, Ma, honored Katelyn by dedicating their Occupational Therapy center naming it the Katelyn M. Caruso Occupational Therapy Hand and Upper Extremity Clinic.
Katelyn was treated for high school sports injuries at Excel Orthopedics. This experience helped shape her interest in helping others and steered her toward a career in Occupational Therapy. Katelyn joined Excel in 2015 as an OT after graduationg from Quinnipiac University with a masters in OT. Katelyn went on to earn her certification in Hand Therapy becoming an OT/CHT. She loved her patients and really made a special effort to get to know them and make them feel comfortable with an uplifting spirt and positive attitude. Her patients loved Katelyn and her approach to rehabilitation. She helped so many on their journey to better health. Katelyn's co workers often said "Her infectious smile lit up the clinic and her energy permeated throughout the practice". The dedication was attended by many of her coworkers, family and friends. The dedication speeches were uplifting, inspirational and a true testament to the dedicated therapist she was. We will be forever grateful for this honor for her as Katelyn's legacy of helping others lives on here. Her bright light will shine down on this clinic and their patients every day.
Katelyn's Passion for Helping Others
Dominican Republic Service Trip
Spaulding Rehab Center
Special Case for Katelyn
Katelyn lived her life to the fullest...
loved to travel and have fun with family and friends!
British Virgin Islands
Park City UT
St John's USVI
80's Ski Day Loon Mtn
Maho Bay USVI
Marina Cay BVI
"Pouring One Out" for Katelyn. There is an old tradition called “pouring one out” to remember someone we love no longer with us; before you take your first drink, you spill a drop for the one you love and lost.
Katelyn left all of us a "legacy of living". She worked hard at everything she did and accomplished and experienced more in 31 years than most do in a lifetime. That being said, she always lived life in the moment and didn't let a day go by that she didn't enjoy life to the fullest. Katelyn brought so many people together and she created amazing memories that we will cherish forever. She will continue to bring us together, doing things she enjoyed most to honor her memory and giving back to others at the same time. Katelyn, we will miss you forever. May you rest In the sweetest of peace!