Interviews & Media Mentions
The Boston Globe – In an article in Globe South written by Paul Kandarian, Katie is interviewed about her inspiration to launch Love Is Out There and spearhead fundraising efforts for The Frontotemporal Disorders Unit at MGH. The article highlights Katie’s role as co-chairwoman of the upcoming Rare Disease Day at the Massachusetts State House on Monday, February 29, 2016. 12/20/2015
MassGeneral Magazine – FALL/WINTER 2015 Issue. MassGeneral Magazine is a publication from the Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office. My story was chosen as the cover story to highlight the power of community fundraising. I wrote the article and photographer Joshua Touster spent an afternoon with Noah and I at home to capture the images used in the story. This is one of the best pieces put together about my work and I am so proud that MGH chose our story to share in such an important way. I know that so many people have a story to share. I hope that by reading my story it will inspire them to action, to believe that the power of one can make a difference for all.
Wicked Local – An article highlighting The FTD Unit Inaugural Gala & Art Show and Liz Elefante, the gala’s planning committee co-chair and former executive assistant to Dr. Brad Dickerson. 10/29/2015.
Foster’s Daily Democrat – An article announcing the recipient of the 2015 Lux In Tenebris Award from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, Katie Brandt. Katie’s husband Mike was a teacher at STA for 2 years. Katie and Noah attended the graduation ceremony to accept this prestigious honor for significant and enduring contributions to humanity. 5/28/2015
Rural Intelligence – In an article that discusses a new documentary that chronicles one woman’s journey with FTD, Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury, reporter Nichole Dupont interviews Katie to gain a wider perspective on the experience of living with FTD. 4/20/2015
Project Remind – A non profit dedicated to raising funds for FTD research. This organization was founded by Alexandra (Sparks) Rautiola who lost her dad, Kenny, to FTD. Alexandra inspired a group of friends to raise funds and awareness for FTD, making an impact for families tomorrow. 2/23/15
The Boston Globe – The Brandt Family and FTD were featured in an article written by Bella English on the eve of Boston’s Rare Disease Day event at the Massachusetts State House. 2/22/2015
The Brockton Enterprise – Love Is Out There and the January 31st Comedy for a Cause fundraiser at The Alley Theatre were featured in an article written by Michele Morgan Bolton. 1/25/2015
Powerful Patient Podcast – Katie was interviewed for this podcast to talk about customer centric medical information and the importance of participation in research for the the rare disease community. 7/24/2014
The Health4Brands & HAVAS Worldwide video This 3 minute video provides highlights of Boston’s 2014 Rare Disease Day event at the Massachusetts State House where Katie was a featured speaker.