There were no guidebooks for Kathi to go by — she made it up as she went along. What she learned in the process is invaluable and I am delighted to see the Kathi Koll Foundation created to help pass along her wealth of knowledge.
The Kathi Koll Foundation touches others in an inspiring, uplifting and energizing way. Through the Foundation’s admirable work, full and part-time family caregivers are encouraged to enjoy their lives more fully despite whatever challenges they or their loved ones are facing.
Through her journey of familial and personal experience, and with her commitment to educate, motivate and inspire, Kathi Koll inspiringly shares how she and her husband advanced positivity in the face of a life-altering stroke.
Just the very word “stroke” connotes a devastating lightening bolt. However, Kathi has taught many that a stroke is merely a challenge to be overcome, and can lead to a much deeper appreciation of life’s many blessings. Kathi’s passion and her tremendous empathy for individuals afflicted with stroke and its impact on caregivers is not only a source of tremendous inspiration, but provides valuable education and first‐hand insight into how individuals and families can cope with this life changing event.
Kathi Koll’s passion and spirit shine. Her story is a stellar example of a life fully lived despite devastating circumstances. You will love her and the way she makes us see the path through the caregiving to a fuller life of love and understanding.
I believe we all need a mega-dose of whatever is in Kathi Koll’s emotional tool box.
For virtually her entire life, Kathi Koll lived in the front seat of caregiving. Kathi felt the full force of brutal illnesses, and yet she dug deep as a caregiver to respond to it all with strength, honesty, and a dignity that blazes a trail for the rest of us.
Kathi Koll brings a unique perspective to the universal experience [of caregiving], and offers valuable lessons on how caregivers can improve the quality of their lives and by doing so, improve the quality of care they give others.
Kathi Koll and her work with the Foundation offers a fresh perspective on the relationships that define our families and the care and devotion we give our loved ones.
I witnessed Kathi’s spirited determination firsthand as she actively and lovingly addressed the challenges posed by her husband Don’s debilitating illness. Her miraculous ability to seize every possibility for hope as she orchestrated with expert precision a medical team that would rival any hospital ICU reveals a woman of great strength and courage. Through The Kathi Koll Foundation and the Kathi’s Caregivers Program, Kathi uses that same grace and gumption to support caregivers in need everywhere.