Kim is a 63 years old retired medical social worker who has had a lifelong passion for helping others understand and navigate the health care system. She worked with patients and families facing chronic and terminal illnesses and later in a medical school helping to train medical students and other health care professionals on how to provide compassionate care. Kim also was a stay at home mom for 20 years, during which time she took on several community leadership roles. Currently Kim’s does consultation work with medical researchers, volunteers with cancer patients, administers an online political group, crafts earrings, and loves her new role as monthly of blogger for Kuellife.com.

Kim lives in Boston with her partner David with whom she shares four grown sons and their wives/partners, one grandson, and two aging mothers. Having cancer at 51 changed her in unexpected ways and she now actively embraces new adventures and ways to approach life. Along with her professional activities, Kim loves biking, walking, cooking, art, exploring new challenges, and spending time with family and friends. She is grateful to Jack Perez and all of her Kuel Life sisters for providing her with a supportive community where she can share her musings on what it means to be a woman during her second act as well as learn from all of them!

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