“Losing Katie: A Boyertown couple describes daughter’s battle with heroin” – The Reading Eagle

katieCourtesy of Strohm family | Mary Kaitlynn “Katie” Strohm, a former Boyertown High School cheerleader, was 23 when she died at home on Nov. 4. Authorities are treating it as a possible drug death.

Boyertown, PA –

“It was before dawn on Nov. 4 when Jim Strohm walked down the basement steps into the bedroom of his daughter, Katie, to wake her up so she would be on time for her first day of work at Dunkin’ Donuts in Boyertown.

“Mary Kaitlynn ‘Katie’ Strohm was 23. She had blue eyes and blonde hair and had been a cheerleader at Boyertown High School, but had struggled with heroin addiction after her 2010 graduation.Jim and his wife, Carol Strohm, repeatedly had their daughter in rehab and asked her regularly if she was using drugs. In fact, Jim had asked her the previous night and Katie had said ‘no.'”

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