Kathy grew up in Brooklyn and then in Oceanside, New York in a large and loving family and was the oldest of 6 children.
Kathy was very strong and independent throughout her entire life. After high school, she headed to the University of Texas, Austin (sight unseen) to pursue a degree in Psychology. There she met her husband Greg from Plano, Texas. Greg followed her to the east coast after college and they raised their two children in New York and Connecticut until moving to Irvine, California for Greg’s job in 1986. Kathy loved her family more than anything. She had 5 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews whom she adored.
Kathy worked for the Irvine Unified School District for twenty years managing a grant program that placed developmentally disabled students with job opportunities.
So it’s no surprise that she created this foundation to help others fighting the battle she so bravely fought.
Kathy’s first symptoms with Multiple Sclerosis began in 1983 at the age of 33.
She lived very well with the disease for almost 20 years until she reached the Secondary Progressive Stage. Throughout the first 20 years of the disease, Kathy lived a full life of traveling, working, hiking and raising her family. In 2010, the disease quickly progressed, ultimately causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk and use her hands. She fought hard until she passed away in October of 2019.
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