When her husband, Don, called on his way to the hospital, Kathi Koll had no idea how dramatically their lives would change …
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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.
When you have to care for somebody, your life changes, and it can catch you off guard; you can just plummet. A donation can change everything for you. I can’t even express enough gratitude.
I cannot begin to tell you how much this grant has meant to me. The gift of this treasured grant allows me some rest each week, and/or time to run errands. When our caregiver arrives, I am able to leave with peace of mind. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for providing funds for our angel each week.
The words ‘thank you’ just don’t seem to be enough to express my heartfelt appreciation. Self-care was nonexistent, but now I have time to care for myself. Please accept my total gratitude, for the chance to join humanity again.
I feel less stressed and able to finally be able to focus on my own self-care thanks to this relief. I feel blessed! Thank you!
This has been such a scare to me. The thought of losing my mom has been heavy on my heart and mind. I truly thank you for the services that the foundation awarded me. This was what I needed and more. I was able to get away from it all and breathe. I shopped. I was able to go to church. I had some time alone to reflect. I sometimes went back to bed—something I can rarely do these days. Most importantly I spent time with my two daughters and was able to regain myself.
From the bottom of my heart I thank you for your gift, support, and assistance as a caregiver. This path is chosen for us! You’ve made an impact in our home. I appreciate you! Millions of thanks!