Kathryn (Kathi) M. Holmes retired after a lengthy career in advertising, marketing and publishing. She has written for both business and pleasure. Working full time and raising a family, Kathi spent nearly fifteen years diligently completing her college education, one class at a time. She began with a focus on counseling, conducting several support groups, and later switching to a communications major.
In 2008 Kathi suffered spinal cord damage and became paralyzed. While she was confined to a rehab center her husband, Charlie, was in and out of hospitals. He had quadruple bypass surgery and a below the knee amputation due to a diabetic infection.
Both Kathi and Charlie are retired and live in Minnetonka, Minnesota. They are the proud grandparents of two cherished granddaughters.
“None of us knows what the future holds for us. May we all be blessed with the courage, determination, and faith to conquer the challenges.”
Was it a miracle, God-given determination, or both, that lifted Kathi from the paralysis that blindsided her, confining her to a wheelchair?
No one wants to face such a life-changing health crisis, but Kathi takes us on her journey of creating a new life with a disability. With a husband also hospitalized, she is alone in her battle. A rehab center becomes her home while she searches for strength of body—and mind.
See how acceptance, determination, and courage can overcome the challenges of everyday life. Reading about her progress, you realize she is just like you—an ordinary person who accepts and achieves the challenge to accomplish extraordinary feats, inspiring us by her power of faith and determination.