On Campus: Natick’s Katie Rufo Chose to Move Schools to be close to Her Ill Father

On Campus: Natick’s Katie Rufo Chose to Move Schools to be close to Her Ill Father

Parts of this story was reprinted with permission from the Milford Daily News. 

After that school year, in 2015, Tony Rufo's condition worsened. With that, Katie Rufo made a tough decision – she took the year off and headed back to Natick to be with her father.

Katie Rufo did not foresee any of this.

The half-decade since she graduated from Marian High School in 2013 has been on a tumultuous emotional journey that has reminded her of the importance of family and of helping others.

"I could not have believed it," the Natick resident and recent Johnson & Wales graduate said recently. "My coach was saying to me, 'If you could do it all over again, would you?' I answered, 'Absolutely.' "

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