On April 7, 2018, the world lost a lion. Her name was Katie. She was one of a kind- a lion in human form- and now she is gone.
Katie Marie Mason was a protector. She roared out against those who bullied or hurt her family and friends. She hunted lost pets in the neighborhood to return them home. She tended to wounded birds. As a medic, she served in the Army Virginia National Guard and Army Reserves. She was quick to respond to the call for help. In her final act, she gave her life to try to save her little pug, Stella.
We lost our lion. She was 28 years old. She left behind a dream of journeying to sub-Saharan Africa and roaming with lions, like the Jane Goodall of the big cats. We honor that dream and keep her memory alive by protecting the animal she loved most. We know too dearly the tragedy of losing a rare species. Let’s honor Katie and become champions of the mighty lions still on this earth.
Just over a century ago, there were more than 200,000 wild lions living in Africa. Today, there are fewer than 25,000. We can change this. We can save the lions. With your generosity, we make Katie’s legacy one that honors her spirit animal.
Join our rowdy pride. Can you hear the roar? Don’t let it go quiet.