Mettle Ops is named in honor of Katie's son, Bret Bigelow. Bret contracted food poisoning before he was born and barely survived. The miracle was not only that he lived but that he inspired everyone around him. He lived six years and endured countless medical procedures. He smiled when pain was unbearable and faced uncertainty with honor and strength.
We remember a boy that had greater tenacity and mettle than any other person we have known.