Fitness Trainer, Nursing Student
I just remember crying in the middle of the parking lot telling my mom I was going to get on the plane and come home. And she was like, 'Well you gotta figure yourself out.' And I mean I really thought it was the end of the world. And it’s not. Nothing is as bad as it seems, and everything gets better. So if I hadn’t had a mom to push me and say you are not coming home right away, I wouldn’t have done anything in my life.
Katherine Mary Saba was born in Shrewsbury, MA, in 1984. She is one of three girls in her family, falling at the end of the birth order spectrum. In this interview she discusses the personal devastating impact of an eating disorder and depression. She shares her thoughts about moving to Los Angeles following her graduation from Worcester State College. She describes her fears about living alone in a large, fast-paced city and credits her mother with support and encouragement. Kate's goal is to combine her love for physical fitness with a degree in nursing. She currently resides in Massachusetts and is striving to begin a career dealing with obese children. She pays her bills by waiting tables during the day, and she studies at night. She is very focused, and at the age of 24, an inspiration to all women who are struggling with self-image issues.