2005 Jul – Aug

One morning, Kate Adamson collapsed at age 33. Kate’s first days in the hospital were more terrifying than her worst nightmare. Because she was so young and fit, ER doctors didn’t know what to look for and the hospital had no MRI facilities. Fully aware and thinking lucidly with “a perfect sense of pain,” Kate couldn’t open her eyes or speak as doctors desperately tried to diagnose whether she was paralyzed from a brain tumor or stroke. Read more about Kate Adamson in this issue.