I usually blog about book reviews. I am sad that I am not going to get to blog about a book I was hoping to read by a new author. Katie Beckett lived in Iowa and was working on a book for teens when she died this past week. Katie Beckett and her mom, Julie, are the reason that I can do most of the things I do today. Katie was the first person to receive a Medicaid waiver. When she was little, her story made President Reagan change the Medicaid rules to allow kids with significant health care needs to live at home. I have a Katie Beckett waiver, and it allows me to live at home, go to school, and in general be a typical 12-year-old. Being a typical 12-year-old is really important to me, and it requires a lot of effort on a lot of people's parts. Growing up it's been nice to know Katie's story. Against all odds, she grew up, went to college, and was trying to become an author. That's a lot like my dreams, and because of Katie Beckett I can grow up and fulfill them.