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.