BEVERLY, Ky. (WYMT) - She was one of the best girl's basketball players to come out of Leslie County, then life hit hard.
"18 pills. I was like whew, too much," said Katie Moore after speaking to a group of young basketball players Monday at Red Bird Christian School.
Moore graduated from Leslie County in 2015.
Over the next four years after graduation, she was diagnosed with multiple diseases, including pancreatitis and ulcerative colitis.
"I was taking six pills at three different intervals," Moore said. "So that's just a lot, especially for someone like me who had never been sick before."
The health issues brought out questions from others.
"A lot of people looked at me differently, they thought I was weak because of it," Moore explained.
But through health problems and attending five different colleges, Moore's faith only grew.
"I've always said, God sent me everywhere I was supposed to go, and I've learned a lot of things from every school I've ever been to, and it's been worth it everywhere I've been," said Moore.
In 2018, Moore was finally able to return to the court with Alice Lloyd College.
"I love getting out there. I get to be aggressive again," said Moore. "I don't feel weak, I get to have lots of fun, make lots of memories."
Now, she gets to share her story of perseverance and faith with others.
"Do not give up on your dreams," said Moore. "You can do anything through God. He has pushed me to the limits, and has showed me that I can overcome every obstacle I've ever faced."
Moore will conclude her college basketball career at Alice Lloyd where she will try to help the Lady Eagles reach back to back NAIA National Tournaments.