A year and a half later after diagnosis, Olivia is still on the search for her donor match, which is her step to a cure.
In order to do this, her family and friends within the community have organized events to spread the word and importance of registering to become a possible donor.
In June, they held a local event where 500 people attended and 100 registered to see if they were a match for someone who needs a donor.
At the event, they had Be the Match representatives there to educate and register attendees to become donors.
Be the Match will send out kits that people can use to swab the inside of their cheeks. After the swab, the kit is sent off and tested to see if there is a match for someone who needs a donor.
"I think it's important to encourage and educate people to become donors, they could save someone's life," Katherine said.
The cause of Olivia's aplastic anemia still has not been determined but her doctors focus more on her treatment rather than what gave her the disease, Katherine added.
"Not everybody who's sick looks sick, you don't know what people are going through," Katherine said.
After high school, Olivia hopes to go to college and continue life as a normal young adult.
"I just want be able to live as normal as possible and live as happily as possible," she said.
To register to become a donor or learn more visit bethematch.org.