In this episode of the Own It Audio Podcast, you will meet Kate Arian. She’s 27 with cystic fibrosis, and just about to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of her double lung transplant.

Since being transplanted, Kate has grown to become incredibly successful starting up her own business ManiCare. Kate says:Unknown

As the recipient of a lung transplant at age 22, I spent time as a young adult in the hospital. One aspect of these stays that bothered me most was one that could have been easily remedied: without my usual beauty and maintenance routines, I never felt like myself. How could I work on getting better when my body and appearance were getting worse? I founded ManiCare because I believe that everyone deserves to look and feel their best, no matter the circumstances. Understanding that it is often hard to leave the house, or even bend down to polish your own toes – we bring our services to you or someone you love – in the home, at the bedside, or in the place that feels most comfortable.

Her story is one of courage and determination, but above all, one of success in the face of overwhelming adversity. You can support Kate’s business by donating HERE, and be sure to follow ManiCare on Facebook, Instagram and YouTubeNovartis_GUN