Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Catherine "Cathy" Ann Schurstein, beat her twin sister into the world, on March 29, 1978 by only two minutes.
Ever since Cathy was a young woman, she dreamed about becoming a mother. In February 2016, her dream was realized. 17 short weeks later, while fishing with her fiancé, Cathy suffered a massive rupture from an undiagnosed brain aneurysm. Cathy and Addison were lost to us all on May 14, 2016.
The Schurstein family has had several life altering events surrounding brain aneurysms.
In February 2011 Cathy's mother had a brain aneurysm rupture; fortunately she won her battle and is still with us. However, she has been recently diagnosed with a second aneurysm, and will be undergoing corrective surgery in the coming months.
In the fall of 2016, Catherine's eldest sister also underwent corrective surgery for a brain aneurysm.