Alumni Stories: Kate

“Ten Years ago, October 17 2003, I was hit by a car. After that, I thought my life was over, and I wouldn’t go anywhere in life. I finally decided to attend OLS at Bellevue College in 2009. With this program, I learned about The Brain Injury Association of Washington while researching for my internship. I started volunteering there during the summer, where they asked me to be part of the video they were making for their Gala. I don’t think I would have gotten this amazing opportunity if I did not come to OLS. Since attending OLS, I have gained the strength to be me and spread the word about brain injuries.”

Find out more about Kate in this powerful video from Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA).


Kate graduated from OLS in 2014. Do you have an OLS story to share? We would love to hear from you! Fill out our online story submission form to share your story.

Last Updated February 1, 2018