A Logansport native who left the city as a straight-A student and went on to become a role model for patients with Crohn’s Disease is this week’s Logansport Citizen of the Week.
Katie Workman was honored Sunday at Victory Field in Indianapolis as an Honored Hero for the Crohn’s and Colitis event.
Workman, 22, has now lived half her life with the disease, according to the Logansport Pharos-Tribune. After graduating from Purdue, she now operates her own marketing company. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Workman of Logansport.
“Katie is a role model not just for those with Crohn’s, but for everyone who is stricken with a disease,” Mayor Dave Kitchell said today. “She is a determined young woman who has remained focused on her goals and her happiness. Her story and example gives hope to the 30,000 Indiana residents and 1.6 million Americans afflicted with this disease. She stood tall on the basketball court when she played with former Miss Basketball Whitney Jennings, and today, she stands tall in the hearts of those who are dealing with their own battles with Crohn’s.”
The Citizen of the Week is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office and recognizes Logansport natives or residents who contribute to the community or are recognized for their achievements. Recipients received a certificate of appreciation from the city and a $20 gift certificate.