By Elizabeth Dohms
For Kat Taylor, having a hand would be crippling.
She tried once, when she was four years old.
It was a prosthetic fitted for her left hand, but Kat pulled it off, threw it at her mother, Paula, and yelled, “I don’t need this; I already have two hands.”
That’s the tenacity that Kat has approached everything with, her parents said about their daughter who was born with one hand.
“When she was growing up, anytime I thought I’d have to be concerned for her, she would just figure it out — she was so quick to figure stuff out; she’s so strong,” Kat’s father, Peter said.
Kat can be proud of graduating with a 3.9 grade point average and securing a future at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as a graphic design major with a minor in theater.