We are Catiana Yovanni DelaPena’s family. We were honored by God to be given Cati as a daughter here on Earth on September 15, 2012. We cared for her for 6 years, 5 months, and 5 days. She left to be with Jesus on the 5th of June 2019. Through her journey, John, her sister Cairi, and I were happily immersed in a world not many get to experience. Much to our surprise, Catiana was born with Down Syndrome. We realized the world we knew had immediately changed. Cati helped us discover our strengths and made our family bold and fearless. She taught us how to advocate for the inclusion of children that in many eyes do not fit what the world calls “normal”. We learned of the vast segregation in schools and workplaces for children and adults who are differently abled. We also learned the beauty of connecting with parents, educators, and therapists who shared the same high expectations as we did for Cati. In education and in her social life, she succeeded far above anyone’s imagination. We always give God the glory for His works through her. Advocacy now runs in our blood thanks to our Cati. We will continue using our gifts to help those who cannot help themselves. We strive to advocate while educating in a positive way just as she taught us how. We experienced overcoming challenges that seemed impossible to many. We believe that anything is possible through faith; never underestimate the power of faith. We continue to live by those foundations through her non profit.
Kori and John Delapeña
Live Like Cati strives to bring hope, education, and advocacy for changes in our government in order to protect those that are the most vulnerable.
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Live Like Cati is a qualified tax – exempt organization, as defined in Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax ID # is : 84-4504599