CONTRIBUTOR

Kate was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about three years ago, after years of chronic pain following a car accident. Most days it feels like she’s 24 going on 84, but she’s learning how to get by with her new lifestyle. She’s come to find that a deep breath and a positive attitude go a lot farther than you would think possible. She owes everything she has to her significant other and my 3-year-old husky. They’re what keeps her fighting each and every day.