5 Questions with Kathi Braden, cancer survivor and 2017 gala honoree

odie and kath

  1. Describe yourself in 3 words.

Believer, Encourager, Genuine

  1. What did you learn from your mom?

My Mother is 90 and still going strong and lives here in the Springs. She taught me to live my life with confidence, humility, and have respect for others. One of my favorite “Mom” sayings is, “Honey after a certain age, all we can do is just patch, patch, patch.”

  1. Two things you can’t live without are:

The love and adoration of my dog, and the love and adoration of my husband, Ralph.

(Wait! I meant to put Ralph first!)

  1. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

A quaint village outside of Lake Como, Italy.  I’ve never been, but I envision mixing it up with the locals, and living like a well-off peasant.

  1. What is one of your weird quirks?

As a cancer survivor you are always worried about a reoccurrence.  I occasionally go to the “It could be worse” scenario. I know this is strange, but I picture somewhere in the world there is a perfectly healthy, elite athlete jumping off a cliff in a bat wing suit–and probably won’t make it. And yet, I’m still walking down the street!