ABOUT KATHRYN C. TREAT – In her own words
I grew up the older of two daughters and loved checking out books and reading them to my younger sister. I was a stay-at-home mother of two who was very active in my daughter’s schooling and in the community. I loved to sew and make beautiful outfits and crafts for my family and friends.
After my daughters were nearing the completing of their school years, I decided to go back to work. Returning to work after 17 years was exciting for me; however, this started a downward spiral in my health after a mold exposure at my work place.
“Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope” is my story of a journey few understood. My life became a battle to survive unexplained illness after another, a battle for the courage to keep going when I just wanted to disappear, and a battle for the hope I needed that someday my life would be better and there would be answers.
Reading books was my way of battling a life of isolation and loneliness. Reading took me away from my troubles and into a world of intrigue and laughter.
While my life has turned out much different than I ever would have imagined, I try to offer hope to others who are suffering through this book and on my blog.
You can follow me on my blog at http://allergictolifemybattle.wordpress.com/, follow me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AllergicToLifeByKathrynChastainTreat?ref=hl, and visit me on my website at http://kathryntreat.com/.
Rave Reviews Book Club – About Kathryn C. Treat
Kathryn C. Treat passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 2:20 am (California time). On Friday, Dec. 19, after having a wonderful time at our virtual Christmas party, in a virtual chat room with her fellow RRBC VIP Lounge members, Kathryn informed us that she was not feeling well and that she was going to leave. Shortly thereafter, she suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and then lapsed into a coma.
Kathryn was an honorary board member of the Rave Reviews Book Club, where she served as Membership Director from Dec. 2013, until September, 2014. Kathryn is the author of“ALLERGIC TO LIFE: MY BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL, COURAGE AND HOPE” . She inspired and encouraged many with this book so if you have not had the pleasure of reading it, please head to Amazon and get your copy.
ABOUT KATHRYN’S BOOK – ALLERGIC TO LIFE
Imagine that the very food you eat and the beautiful carpet on your floors start to make you feel violently ill. Your contact lenses cause your eyes to burn and water uncontrollably. Trace amounts of mold on other people’s clothing cause you to become unable to hold a thought or get it from your brain to your mouth during an everyday conversation.
The life you once knew is gone and you have become a prisoner of unexplainable and severe allergies and sensitivities. In this new life you can no longer shop or visit friends in their homes because there are too many chemicals and fragrances there. You become plagued by one mystery infection after another and no doctor or specialist seems to be able to give you any explanation of what’s causing your terrifying symptoms. Depression sets in and becomes your constant companion as you try to cope with the stress of being sick and of struggling to live within your newfound limitations.
Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage and Hope is the story of one woman’s journey through a battle to reclaim her life and overcome depression caused by an exposure to toxic mold in her workplace.