Kate had been the main carer of her husband after he had a stroke 12 years ago. In 2017 Kate herself had a stroke, which left her with severe aphasia. Sadly, while she was recovering, her husband passed away. With great courage and determination, Kate set out to regain her independence and worked hard to improve her speech. She now supports other stroke survivors at her local communication support group and singing group, offering them friendship and encouragement when they need it the most.