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The Beach Reporter: Author Kathi Koll explores the challenges of caregivers

 

Kathi Koll, author of the intimate and moving memoir "Kick-Ass Kinda Girl: A Memoir of Life, Love and Caregiving," will be conducting a reading and Q & A at Pages bookstore in Manhattan Beach on Thursday, Feb. 21. In the book, Koll recalls how her life changed overnight in 2005, after her husband, real estate developer Donald Koll, suffered a catastrophic stroke, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down, unable to speak, breathe or walk on his own. “When I was going through this situation, I wished I could talk to someone else like me, someone who’d really understand what I was going through. I wrote this book because of that,” Koll explains.

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